Truck hits Wake bus north of I-540

Posted April 8, 2014

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— A black pickup truck hit a school bus Tuesday carrying  a couple dozen "early college" high school students attending classes at Wake Tech's north Raleigh campus.

No one was seriously injured, according to police, but six people, including the bus driver, were taken to area hospitals as a precaution. The rest of the students were picked up by another bus and taken to their destinations.

It appeared the truck rear-ended the bus, and there was visible damage to the truck's front end.

The incident happened at about 2:30 p.m. on Fox Road near Louisburg Road north of Interstate 540.


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  • rduwxboy Apr 8, 2014

    Although I may agree, what would you like, another law? -unblankenbelievable

    Yup, I would, a vehicle traveling at a max of 35 should not be on an interstate where lawful speeds and average speeds are 70+ mph.

  • unblankenbelievable Apr 8, 2014

    School buses should not be on interstates

    Although I may agree, what would you like, another law? I pass busses all the time on the interstate and I've never ran into one. More likely than not, anytime a driver runs into another from behind, it's almost always that drivers fault.

  • Danny Cole Apr 8, 2014

    Yep, oops for me too. But they are still a hazard on any road where the limit is 55 MPH or higher.

  • Danny Cole Apr 8, 2014

    Keep school buses off the interstates if they only do 45 MPH. They are a hazard going that slow. If they can't govern them to do at least 60 MPH then they need to outlaw them on the highways. One last note. If the bus driver cannot handle the bus going faster than 45MPH why would anyone want that driver driving their children around.

  • joeschmo Apr 8, 2014

    View quoted thread

    Accident occured on Fox Road, north of (not on) I-540.

  • gotnoid Apr 8, 2014

    seem like we hear about these accident more often that in the past

  • TheCape Apr 8, 2014

    View quoted thread

    Nice save. Any charges on the truck?

  • rduwxboy Apr 8, 2014

    We'll they shouldn't (and I shouldn't have assumed it was)!

  • rduwxboy Apr 8, 2014

    School buses should not be on interstates!