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Cumberland school bus involved in wreck

Posted February 2, 2011

— Eleven Cumberland County students were taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after their school bus was involved in a wreck, authorities said.

A Subaru rear-ended the bus at Bonanza Drive and Morganton Road shortly after 8 a.m., police Sgt. J. Somerindyke said. Eleven students complained of injury and were taken to the hospital by EMS crews or parents.

School bus No. 560 was headed to Westover Middle School., schools spokeswoman Teresa Perry said.

Charges in connection with the wreck are pending, Somerindyke said.


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  • shutterbug Feb 4, 2011

    If you see a driver doing something they shouldn't, get the bus number and call the school system. They will take action of some kind. May not be what you want.

    Retired teacher who has reported bus drivers while I was working and since.

  • oleguy Feb 4, 2011

    Bus drivers do have a tough Job, However I dont see them any safer than when Students drove the Bus, for 27 Dollars a mon. But back then kids behaved or got what was coming to them

  • duke1111 Feb 2, 2011


  • justamama Feb 2, 2011

    Um... the bus got hit... not the bus hit the other car... perhaps the driver of the SUV needs to pay more attention.

  • douglasquaid Feb 2, 2011

    Wonder how long the route was and if that had anything to do with it.

  • pappybigtuna1 Feb 2, 2011

    This why we need more bussing, they are not bus wrecks; they are socio-economical metal intrusions. More Blue Bird Buses, more diesel fuel - don't stop until the fuel prices reach $5.50 a gal.; the kids won't get any smarter but we will be teaching them how to spend money they did not earn

  • The Fox Feb 2, 2011

    Cumberland Co, again?

  • Winston Feb 2, 2011


  • ifgraceisanocean Feb 2, 2011

    I was going down the road the other day and I saw a lady driving a school bus and just yapping on her cell phone. That's not comforting to think that they are allowed to do that. The best (worst) part: she runs right through a light that just turned red. My children will not be riding the school bus.

  • babedan Feb 2, 2011

    Wonder if a cell phone was involved?