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School bus involved in wreck in Johnston County

Posted October 8, 2009
Updated October 9, 2009

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— Four students aboard a school bus and a driver of an SUV were taken to a local hospital Thursday following a collision of the two vehicles, a Johnston County schools spokeswoman Terri Sessoms said.

None of the students suffered serious injuries, she said. They were treated at WakeMed Hospital.  The bus driver was also taken to Wake Med as a precaution. All were released Thursday night.

Sessoms had no information about the condition of the SUV driver.

Sessoms said Bus 94 had just left McGee's Crossroads Elementary School when the wreck occurred at the intersection of N.C. Highway 210 and N.C. Highway 50 in Johnston County.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol was still investigating, and further details about the wreck, including possible charges, were not immediately available.

Sessoms said other students were also on the bus at the time. They returned to the school, and their parents were called to pick them up.

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  • tiger50 Oct 12, 2009

    I heard the driver of the SUV fell asleep at the wheel. Hello...In the middle of the day you are driving and falling asleep???

  • 6079 SMITH W Oct 8, 2009

    KXRO: I was there too. I was almost hit head on THREE times by rabid drivers going the wrong way before I could get back to highway 50 when I turned around...in less than a quarter mile. No, they were not emergency workers. Hysterical moms, probably. I understand you were frightened, ladies, but if you are that upset maybe you should not have been driving in that state of mind in the first place.

  • heyyyk Oct 8, 2009

    They didn't hit the back, they hit them head on.
    Either way you're right, there will be some explaining to do.
    (I was a couple of cars behind the bus)

  • LibertarianTechie Oct 8, 2009

    The driver of the SUV will have some explaining to do. Unless your brakes have gone bad, how do you hit the back of a school bus? They are huge and a yellow/orange color. You can not possibly not see them coming down the road.

  • my2dobermans Oct 8, 2009

    Glad I saw the news, I was getting ready to head that way.