Bumps and bruises in Johnston County school bus accident
Posted December 19, 2014
Clayton, N.C. — One child was taken to the hospital after bumping her head Friday morning when a school bus carrying students to Smithfield Middle School was involved in a wreck on U.S. Highway 70 business, North Carolina State Highway Patrol officials said.
Nine students were on the bus at the time of the wreck, according to a spokesperson for Johnston County Schools.
Troopers said an SUV rear-ended a car which then sideswiped the bus near Rubert Avenue, which is about 6 miles from the school.
The driver of the SUV was cited for careless and reckless driving. Troopers said she was driving too fast near the bus.
Authorities closed westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 70 Business between Smithfield and Clayton following the wreck.