A bus carrying Vanderbilt football players, coaches and staff collided with a tractor-trailer cab en route to yesterday's game at No. 5 Georgia.
No one was seriously hurt, though defensive end Jovan Haye was examined for a possible head injury, said school spokesman Larry Leathers, who was on the bus.
Haye was able to play after being checked out.
A graduate assistant coach, Andrew Kerr, was treated at the scene for a cut on his face. He was on the sideline for the game.
"It was a harrowing experience for everyone on the bus," Leathers said. "I've never been so happy to get to an away game stadium."
The accident happened at 9:40 a.m., about 20 miles west of Sanford Stadium, while five buses, accompanied by a police escort, were traveling from Atlanta, where the team stayed Friday night.
The third bus in the caravan was struck by a tractor-trailer rig that apparently swerved to miss a stopped car.
The bus was heavily damaged and the rig totaled, but the drivers were not seriously hurt.
"If there had been a trailer behind the rig, it would have been bad," Leathers said.
The bus was carrying 25 passengers, mostly defensive coaches, linemen and linebackers. They climbed on the other buses and headed to the game, which started on time.
-- From News Services