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School bus crashes in Hoke County

Posted November 13, 2012

— No one was injured when a school bus ran off the road Tuesday morning in Hoke County.

Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said the accident happened about 7 a.m. at the intersection of Arabia and Everitt roads. The bus left the roadway to the right and came to a stop in a ditch.

Troopers said four children were on board, and no other vehicles were involved.


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  • dwr1964 Nov 13, 2012

    One of my favorite quotes is, "Small minds are easily amused." That just about covers it....Piene2

    I wholeheartedly agree. The small minds of America are quite lucky to have a leader like you.

  • WRALwontdeletemyaccount Nov 13, 2012

    "School bus crashes in Hoke County"

    Thank you!

  • Jimmytwotimes Nov 13, 2012

    and we have our daily school bus crash. I wouldn't even let my kids ride a bus anymore in NC. somethings gotta be done about these drivers. seriously there is a crash at least once a week. my memory of riding buses was scary, the drivers sped everywhere and alomost got in accidents all the time.

  • robbyh Nov 13, 2012

    Hey, anyone heard about a bus wreck this morning?

  • Scubagirl Nov 13, 2012

    "Hi piene2, Everyone that comments here on a WRAL article has a small mind.LocalYokel"

    guess that means you're small minded as well then doesn't it?

  • Nunya123 Nov 13, 2012

    chrisnrali - you've never been in a vehicle that has slid due to wet leaves, hydroplaning, oil or debris on the roadway, snow or any other possibly slick surface? Or are you just an i***t trying to make yourself look somehow superior? I'm betting on the latter.

  • justabumer Nov 13, 2012

    I live not far from where this happened and it rained during the night. Perhaps the road was wet which could contribute to the accident.

  • LocalYokel Nov 13, 2012

    Hi piene2, Everyone that comments here on a WRAL article has a small mind.

  • Scubagirl Nov 13, 2012

    "How does a bus "slide" off the highway? Someone steered it off the highway."

    While there may be other causes, I would think, just based on the warnings this morning during traffic segments, that the bus slid off the road on wet leaves or something like that. Trying to give the driver the benefit here as it is possible that is what happened.

  • btneast Nov 13, 2012

    or do these accidents draw more media attention?

    ....You have the winning answer. News feeds 24/7 every where you turn makes the news business very competitive. We hear instantly about events that in the past we might never have heard of. Technology has made it possible to get news instantly, as it happens, from anywhere on the planet....so we have news saturation.