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Johnston County school bus involved in wreck; several injuries reported

Posted March 17, 2015

Several people were taken to local hospitals Tuesday morning after a bus bound for Selma Elementary School was hit by a car northeast of Selma, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
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— Several people were taken to local hospitals Tuesday morning after a bus bound for Selma Elementary School was hit by a car northeast of Selma, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the bus was traveling south on N.C. Highway 39 at about 7:45 a.m. when it was hit by a Saturn SUV near the intersection of Little Divine Road. According to a preliminary investigation, the Saturn was traveling east on Little Divine Road when it ran a stop sign and hit the bus. The Saturn left the road and hit support columns along on N.C. 39.

A third car that was traveling north on N.C. 39 was also struck after the initial collision.

One child on the school bus was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, according to investigators.

Four people inside the Saturn, including a child, were also taken to the hospital. The driver of the third vehicle involved was also taken to the hospital.

All occupants involved in the crash were released from the hospital Tuesday afternoon, with the exception of two adults that were in the Saturn. According to investigators, both adults were being treated for serious injuries.

No additional information about the crash was immediately available.

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