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School Bus Accident Reported in Wake Forest

Posted December 12, 2007

WRAL Breaking News

— A school bus was involved in an accident Wednesday in Wake Forest.

A Ford Mustang driven by a high school student pulled out in front of the school bus on Jenkins Road, and the vehicles crashed, authorities reported. 

Wake County Public School System spokesman Michael Evans said no students were on the bus.

The name of the student has not yet been released.


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  • Deb1003 Dec 12, 2007

    After reading the story, hope the driver is okay. Now for my rant, I've seen drivers cut off school buses many, many times to save themselves a couple minutes of travelling time. For those of you that do this, and you know who you are...shame on you. You are risking the lives of dozens of children when you do that. If you're in such a big hurry to get to work that you can't wait 2-3 mins for a bus to load...then leave your home earlier. It's that simple. Not to mention how you would feel if you caused a school bus accident or any other accident because you were in such a rush.

  • cuteboyd Dec 12, 2007

    I hope the driver is ok. I know what it's like as a former bus driver for 14 years.

  • Myrrdin Dec 12, 2007

    For those of you who came in late, the first article said it DID NOT KNOW of any injuries. The first posters read that before the update.

  • IfByWhiskey-a-go-go Dec 12, 2007

    Not to be picky, but it said no students were on the bus. Read the article first, save yourselves the hand wringing. It says there were no students on the bus, and no injuries. C'mon folks.

  • Nukelhed Dec 12, 2007

    I just passed it 10 minutes ago. It is not overturned. It appears as if a car pulled out in front of the bus at a T intersection, and the bus just went off the road (straight) instead of being able to turn left or right. The convertible it hit looks pretty bad though. No kids on the bus thankfully.

  • Deleted Dec 12, 2007

    My children don't even go to school in Wake Forest and my heart stopped when I read the headline. Dear God in heaven. Please be with the parents of these children as they learn the extent of injuries. Parents everywhere - remember to kiss your kids often and tell them you love them every single day. Not just when they finally pick up their wet towel and put it in the hamper :) This is the third inicident involving a bus in as many days - millbrook, the 6 middle school kids shot out west, and now this bus over turns. Today may be the last day you hold that precious child in your arms. Make sure they know exactly the unfathomable depth of your undying love. As for my 3 little boys, the sun rises and sets on their beautiful smiles.

  • dogsrule12cheek Dec 12, 2007

    I as well hope there were no injuries, you have to ask what in the world is going on with the wake co. school buses latley.

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Dec 12, 2007

    Oh man, that's not good at all. God bless all those on the bus. I pray nobody was injured seriously.