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Car crashes into Robeson County middle school

Posted April 20, 2010

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— A car crashed into Littlefield Middle School Tuesday morning after the driver crashed near the school, was knocked unconscious and his car rolled into the school, according to Robeson County authorities.

Richard K. Sayler, 53, of Lumberton, pulled out of the school's driveway around 7:15 a.m., failed to yield and was struck by a car driven by Ronnie Sealey, 51, on N.C. Highway 41, according to troopers.

Sayler lost consciousness and his car hit the front of the school, causing about $40,000 in damage, authorities said.

No students or school staff were injured.

Sayler was treated for two broken ribs and was listed in fair condition at South East Regional Hospital, Sgt. Daniel Hilburn said. Sealey was treated and released, hospital officials said.

Sayler, was cited for failing to yield right of way, Hilburn said. He had just dropped off his wife at work at the school and was leaving the campus when the wreck occurred.

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  • kiefers1 Apr 21, 2010

    the only people that were indanger was the morning care students and the people walking them to class

  • kiefers1 Apr 21, 2010

    No one but him was hurt and i think there was another car but it drove off

  • kiefers1 Apr 21, 2010

    i go to the school k Mr.Sayler dropped off Mrs.Sayler and he was pulling out and a silver mustang smashed into him and Mr.Sayler hit some bricks bounce hit some more bricks and went into the school he has a cuncusion a broke leg a a couple broken ribs but he is fine idk whos fault it was though

  • Alexia.1 Apr 20, 2010

    cantstandgoloanymore, do you know what the charges are? I saw the story was updated with more details, but "failure to yield" might be the only charge I can see. That was a nasty accident, but it looks like that's exactly what it was: an accident.

    wildcat declared DUI. That would make a difference. I didn't read anything about alcohol or other substances being a factor, but perhaps there is more I've not seen.

  • Nunya123 Apr 20, 2010

    wildcat - it seems your powers served you well today. The driver that hit the building will be charged. It really must be a burden to be able to conclude that from what was posted in the original story.

  • Nunya123 Apr 20, 2010

    wildcat - which driver? The one that hit the school? Charge them with what? Failure to yield to a school building? So the other driver bears no responsibility? You obviously observed the accident in order to be able to conclusively state that the driver that hit the school should be charged. You have all the answers. Maybe they should charge the school board for putting the school to close the road. Maybe we should charge everyone for not being able to determine who is at fault in an accident from a single line in a news story? Your superiority amazes us normal people. To have the ability to know who is responsible without a single shred of evidence and from a single sentence in a news article must really be a burden. You must spend all of your time in court providing expert witnessing services.

  • Alexia.1 Apr 20, 2010

    wildcat, but *why* charge the driver? Nowhere in the report did it say who the driver was or why the crash occurred. Perhaps the driver was driving one of those fine Toyota's we've read about. Perhaps the driver had a heart-attack. We do not know. So, why declare the person should be charged?

    It scares me to think people are so quick to want to charge people with crimes and throw them in jail. What a pleasant country we live in...

  • Justabum Apr 20, 2010

    The story states that there were two vehicles involved in the crash. How do we know that the other driver wasn't at fault?

  • wildcat Apr 20, 2010

    The driver will not be able to walk away from this mess. He will be charged; if not- then something is wrong with the law.

  • wildcat Apr 20, 2010

    WRAL, please keep us up-dated on whether the driver is charged are not. I would appreciate it. Thanks.

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