Driver flees after hitting Fayetteville school bus

Posted April 17, 2015
Updated April 18, 2015

— A driver who rear-ended a stopped school bus in Fayetteville Friday afternoon ran from the crash and is wanted by police.

Stanley Darrel McDougald, 23, of 3499 Sanderosa Road faces charges of hit and run, driving with a revoked license and failure to reduce speed.

Fayetteville police said the bus, carrying students from Cape Fear High School, had stopped on Deep Creek Road and had the stop arm deployed and lights flashing to indicate that students were disembarking when McDougald's blue Saturn SUV hit the back of the bus. He jumped from the SUV and ran.

Police said the bus driver and one student on board reported minor injuries and were taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. A parent of another student took that student to the hospital.


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  • Norman Lewis Apr 18, 2015
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    Obviously revoking a license temporarily or permanently does not stop someone from driving. I have driven for more than 35 years and have had to show my license maybe less than a dozen times while on the road. Only incarceration will restrict a person from operating a motor vehicle. And speaking of ignorance, how does abandoning a car with a tag registered to you and running, stop the police from finding you? Texting and driving anyone? Thank goodness no children were seriously hurt. I guess that phone call or text message were more important than his responsibility to drive safely.

  • Donald Holder Apr 17, 2015
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    I totally agree

  • Danny Dixon Apr 17, 2015
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    It is sad people more and more people these days will not take responsibility for their actions. When found, the driver should have his licenses permanently revoked. They don't deserve the privilege of driving. Hitting kids and not even sticking around to possibly help them! What a low life.