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One student injured in school bus accident

Posted November 22, 2011

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— A student from Dillard Drive Middle School was injured Tuesday morning in an accident on Interstate 40 at Lake Wheeler Road, police said.

About 40 students were on the bus at the time, and paramedics checked several other students out at the scene, police said.

Nahed Mohamed Hida, 43, of 2712 Orangebrook Road in Raleigh, was charged with unsafe movement. Police said Hida was trying to change lanes, and his 2000 Nissan clipped the front end of the bus.

The Nissan then spun around twice and hit a 2003 Honda driven by Sudhakar Nagarajan, of Cary.

The student was taken to WakeMed for treatment of an ankle injury.

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  • EZeegoing Nov 22, 2011

    Here you go, paving the way for a lifetime of permanent disability.

  • abylelab -BT- Nov 22, 2011

    +++with so many rowdy kids on the bus the driver needs to concentrate on the road. that is why i am all for human monitors sitting on school buses and i dont mean kids!
    wakemom+++

    or electronic monitors that automatically zap the misbehaving kids.

  • wakemom Nov 22, 2011

    I was on that bus at the time...it was the bus drivers fault because he was too busy watching us that he hit that car!!!!!
    allisonbarron4

    with so many rowdy kids on the bus the driver needs to concentrate on the road. that is why i am all for human monitors sitting on school buses and i dont mean kids!

  • allisonbarron4 Nov 22, 2011

    I was on that bus at the time...it was the bus drivers fault because he was too busy watching us that he hit that car!!!!!

  • abylelab -BT- Nov 22, 2011

    +++While I understand what you are saying about the speed of interstate traffic...answer me this...how do you suppose they get to those children who live close to the interstate?
    lalau0518+++

    since there are NO driveways on the interstates, there's no logic in your question. the buses would merely have to go down the road that the children live on. oh, and we have these things called bridges that go over interstates so you can get to the other side. there's also bridges on the interstate that allow another road to go under. wow, amazing what they're doing with technology these days, isn't it?

  • abylelab -BT- Nov 22, 2011

    +++bill52674 - "Well, if the kids went to schools near their homes there would be no need for them to be in a bus on an interstate highway, would there?"

    If you think that "neighborhood schools" will eliminate the need for buses then you are really quite naive.
    seankelly15+++

    his point was that they wouldn't need to use the interstate highway, not that they wouldn't need buses.

    i would agree, buses only going 40 or 45 mph in a 65 is stupid. let them go 65. they have charts built in to the speedometers on the buses that they check everyday to catch the speeding drivers.

    i know growing up, whenever we took the highway or interstate, we went the speed limit to be safe with the flow of traffic.

  • seankelly15 Nov 22, 2011

    bill52674 - "Well, if the kids went to schools near their homes there would be no need for them to be in a bus on an interstate highway, would there?"

    If you think that "neighborhood schools" will eliminate the need for buses then you are really quite naive.

  • DukeFan23 Nov 22, 2011

    State law says the driver of a school bus isn't allowed to go over 55 on the highway.

  • bill52674 Nov 22, 2011

    Well, if the kids went to schools near their homes there would be no need for them to be in a bus on an interstate highway, would there?

  • lalau0518 Nov 22, 2011

    While I understand what you are saying about the speed of interstate traffic...answer me this...how do you suppose they get to those children who live close to the interstate?

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