Church bus nearly rolls over after running off Old Agency Rd. - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Church bus nearly rolls over after running off Old Agency Rd.

View of the leaning church bus on Old Agency Rd. (Source: WLBT) View of the leaning church bus on Old Agency Rd. (Source: WLBT)
RIDGELAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Ridgeland police said a church bus nearly overturned after running off the road Sunday night.

The bus, filled with members from Greater Dry Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, was headed back to Mendenhall after visiting with members at New Birth Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Ridgeland.

The accident happened sometime after 6 p.m. on Old Agency Road.

The driver told WLBT that an oncoming vehicle had started going over the yellow line into his lane, and he moved over a bit to avoid the vehicle, thinking he had more room.

When he did that, the bus' tires hit muddy ground and he lost traction, sliding off the steep shoulder.

The church members boarded one of New Birth's buses to be able to make the trip back home.

A portion of Old Agency Road remained closed for more than an hour while crews worked the scene and rescued the members from the leaning bus.

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