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Garbage truck, school bus wreck in Garner

Posted February 10, 2011

— A Wake County school bus was involved in a wreck in Garner on Thursday morning.

A garbage truck collided with a bus at the intersection of Creech and Old Garner roads, Garner police said. The bus was headed to Timber Drive Elementary School, Wake County public schools' spokesman Greg Thomas said.

Four of the children on the bus were taken to a nearby hospital after complaining of neck and back pain. They have since been released. The remaining 24 children were taken to school.

The cause of the wreck remains under investigation. 


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  • Mugu Feb 14, 2011

    A lot of these truckers drive without regard for the public.

    Just about an hour ago I saw a Pate Dawson Company truck speeding down I40 East tailgating cars and passing people in the no truck lane near the airport.

  • Praisegod Feb 11, 2011

    Drama headlines again when it comes to school bus. Wreck..REALLY?? over dramatize again. Sorry the kids were injured but not seriously thank the lord. But come on WRAL lose the drama. Why not say, Bus accident not wreck and make it sound so much worse than it is. I'm not saying, I'm just saying......its not the first time for over drama headlines.

  • wildcat Feb 11, 2011

    those kids have know safely returned to their homes.

    All of that said and the one line above would have been enough.

  • leslyleon1999 Feb 10, 2011

    my daughter goes to timber drive and was in that accident she told me the 4 kids who got hurt. one had a big bruise on her head she was in 5th grade, one got her neck twisted 4th grade, one got her lip cut open 2nd grade and the last one got his leg twisted 5th grade. that happen to bus #9 at timber drive the 24 kids where boarded onto another bus. those kids have know safely returned to their homes.

  • aroutlaw Feb 10, 2011

    I worked for Garner Trans.(WCPSS) for 13 years and during that time the drivers were top notch. Since the new operations mgr.came to power in Garner, the good drivers have either left or retired. The quality of school bus service in the Garner area has dropped off considerably. This is due to the incompetence of the operations manager and her staff. I wouldn't think of putting my children on one of their busses.

    Retired and loving it!

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Feb 10, 2011

    Yeah, but the real story is the Alves Plan coming out tomorrow. Enjoy its short lived life cycle, because it will never the see the light of day in Wake County.

  • CrewMax Feb 10, 2011

    I got hit by a bus driver who ran a four way stop. She didn't even get a ticket. They are protected by the county (and insured by the county, as well).

  • Skywatch_NC Feb 10, 2011

    The back and neck pain those kids had as a result of the accident was probably legitimate.

  • nellbaby Feb 10, 2011

    well, I wonder if the roads were icy? you know after all that snow that fell...LOL...seriously, I hope all the kids and drivers will be ok, but it did strike me funny when I read that "elementary" kids were complaining about neck and back injuries........sounds like some people I know who are always looking a check when an accident happens..."OH, ny neck, my back..." I'm sure we all know some folks like that.

  • Ladybug Feb 10, 2011

    What is going on with all the School Bus accidents these days. I know it's not always the School Bus in the wrong and most of the time it is the other driver. Something needs to be done, what I don't know, but this is becoming an every day occurance and someone is going to get hurt bad if not killed.