SUV hits Wake County school bus in northeast Raleigh

Posted October 17, 2014

A Wake County school bus and SUV collided Friday morning near the intersection of Buffaloe Road and North New Hope Road, Raleigh police said.

— An SUV slammed into the back of a Wake County school Friday morning near the intersection of Buffaloe Road and North New Hope Road, Raleigh police said.

The wreck happened at about 6:30 a.m. near Old Coach Road. The bus, which was headed to Rolesville High School, was traveling eastbound on Buffaloe Road when it was hit.

The driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe was taken to the hospital following the wreck.

No other information about injuries has been released. It's unclear how many students were on the bus at the time of the wreck.

Authorities blocked eastbound lanes of Buffaloe Road following the wreck. The road reopened at about 7:45 a.m.


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  • tri123 Oct 17, 2014

    Here is what I would like WRAL to find out for us: Is the number of school kid & school bus vs. car crashes in the Triangle out-of-rage with the state/region/nation? The solutions are probably different depending on the answer to that question- if it's national, we probably can't bend the curve and we need to start looking at better protecting stops & buses. If it's local, then there is another set of questions to find out *why* we are having an unusually high number of crashes.

  • miseem Oct 17, 2014

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    Sure, if you purchase a Prius and a Tahoe, park both of them in a garage and never drive them. However, once you actually start using them. the Tahoe quickly starts losing ground. Using two to three times as much gas quickly eats into any environmental savings the production of a Tahoe has by only having one regular battery.

  • NCCoachSE Oct 17, 2014

    If you cannot see those big yellow buses with flashing strobes and the reflective materials on the back perhaps you should have your eyes checked... that driver is lucky they survived that accident. Headlights are better and buses illuminated better than they ever have been.

  • Pepe Silvia Oct 17, 2014

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    Actually I'm looking at buying one as my next vehicle. I don't like how poor they do on gas mileage and would love to keep driving my Matrix that more than meets my current needs, but we're about to become foster parents so our family of two can overnight become a family of three, four, or five. I'd rather not drive a minivan, but potentially putting three car seats in the back seat could be very cramped, so I've started looking at some of the smaller SUVs that fit seven so we have a little room to spread out.

  • imback Oct 17, 2014

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    A Prius does more damage to the environment that any gas car ever could. What do you think was involved to manufacture that battery?

  • Kaitlyn Legare Oct 17, 2014
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    LOL too funny!

    Oh hey, I bet my Prius is faster than your SUV too, even with the ton of Obama stickers I have weighing it down in back!

  • I-Defy Oct 17, 2014

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    The more innoucous the better. Its all just yellow journalism now anyway. Headlines are constructed for the social media outrage du jour where you can feel like you made a difference by posting something to your Facebook page without getting your hands dirty.

  • Kaitlyn Legare Oct 17, 2014
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    My sarcasm went way over your head there didn't it lol.

    I should have said "assault rifle" instead of AR-15 to really get the smoke coming out of your ears.

    And sorry but a Chevy Tahoe is a "Sport Utility Vehicle," which is the term used by manufacturers, dealers, repair shops, trade magazines and basically EVERYONE. Sorry you find it so un-PC. I guess you have reason to be mad at the whole world now!

  • Melvin Denis Oct 17, 2014
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    Can't people see it? It is that big yellow thing with the stop sign hanging out from it and all the blinking RED lights or are they on their cell phones

  • jmcdow2792 Oct 17, 2014

    There needs to be some policy, procedure, or something about these buses and there use of the flashing yellow lights. They will turn those things on and drive for a quarter mile before they stop. Had one do it this morning. He (she) turned those lights on way in front of me and I had almost come to a stop when he passed me and went another couple hundred yards before he stopped. Those lights should mean stop is soon and red lights mean stop.