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Bus driver charged in Wilson County school bus wreck

Posted June 8, 2010

— A Wilson County school bus driver was charged Tuesday in connection with a wreck on Wiggins Mill Road in Lucama.

The state Highway Patrol said the bus driver failed to yield to a SUV when pulling out of Springfield Middle School's driveway.

The bus had 50 students on board when the crash happened at about 3 p.m., troopers said.

Troopers said a passenger in the SUV suffered a minor injury and was treated at the scene. No one on the bus was injured.

Students were put on another bus and taken home.

Wiggins Mill Road was shut down in the area for about 45 minutes after the collision.

The bus driver, whose name was not released, was charged with a yield violation, troopers said.


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  • janeybelle Jun 9, 2010

    No need to check their cell phone records, there is supposed to be cameras on the bus. One of the cameras is pointed at the driver and the other one looks right down the center aisle of the bus. It can even see what is going on outside of the bus. This will tell if the driver was on phone.

  • Surrey Hills Jun 9, 2010

    Check their cell phone records.