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School Bus Accident Closes Durham Road

Posted March 19, 2008

Traffic Accident (generic)

— A school bus hit a utility pole Wednesday afternoon at Cheek and Robinhood roads in Durham, police said.

Police, concerned that the pole might topple and cause more damage, closed Cheek Road in both directions. The road is expected to remain closed through the night. Duke Power will replace the pole Thursday morning.

Durham Schools officials said no students were on the bus at the time. The bus driver was not injured.


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  • whatelseisnew Mar 19, 2008

    Yeah you have to watch those poles, they will jump right in front of you when you least expect it to happen.

  • beachboater Mar 19, 2008

    With no children to distract the driver, how did they manage to hit a power pole? Must have been talking on a cell phone.

  • colliedave Mar 19, 2008

    I guess the pole jumped out into the middle of the road and the bus driver couldn't help but hit it.