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Two injured in Holly Springs car-school bus collision

Posted June 4, 2010
Updated June 5, 2010

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— Two men were seriously injured Friday afternoon when their Buick collided head-on with a Wake County school bus on North Main Street, according to Holly Springs police.

The southbound Buick crossed the center line, struck the school bus and clipped a Lincoln sedan in front of the bus, police spokesman Mark Andrews said. The Lincoln spun around and landed in a ditch.

The Buick driver, Thomas Caso, 19, of Fuquay-Varina, and his passenger, Donald Lee-Guiton, 20, of Willow Spring, were taken to WakeMed in Raleigh. Both men were in fair condition Saturday.

The bus was carrying about 40 students from Holly Ridge Middle School. No significant injuries were reported on the bus, but as a precaution, four students were transported to WakeMed in Cary and two were taken to WakeMed in Apex.

No one in the Lincoln was injured.

No charges have been filed yet.

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  • r u crazy too Jun 4, 2010

    I'm sure there's more to this than meets the eye, but trying to avoid someone in the "other" lane who was trying to hit them? Just how does that happen. And you pull out in front of a bib yellow school bus? Sounds and looks like someone was in a hurry and pulled out to pass and thought they could make it and didn't

  • HopingForABetterWorld Jun 4, 2010

    alwaysajersey...if they are in serious condition, that leads to the question of how you know they were trying to avoid someone. And, from the angle of the car, it sure appears unlikely they were avoiding someone that crossed the line.

  • wakeconative4ever Jun 4, 2010

    Prayers for all involved. We never know why folks are driving like they are, so lets not judge. Last week my husband and I were behind a driver that appeared to be impaired. We followed him for twenty miles, watching in horror as he ram off one side of the road and then crossed over to the other side. He almost hit 3 vehicles head on. We called 911 and stayed on the phone with them until they could get someone to stop him and then stopped so my husband could give all of his information so the guy could be charged. We were almost late for my son's awards day and did not get a good seat, but I hope we saved a life. People, get involved. Call *HP if u see a vehicle that is driving reckless. It ended up that the guy we were behind was falling asleep at the wheel.

  • alwaysajerseygirl101 Jun 4, 2010

    just so you guys will knock it off. the people that were in the car were my friends and they were avoiding someone trying to hit them in the other lane and went over the yellow lines and thats when they hit the bus. so when you guys know the facts of something then talk.

  • smartmissa Jun 4, 2010

    It never ceases to amaze me who they will give a drivers license to. People either don't want to go the speed limit, or want to go 20 over. No one wants to stay in their own lane. No one wants to hang up the dang phone. Its ridiculous!

  • FE Jun 4, 2010

    I'll try again - "bad" comment has been deleted, censors??

    A double-yellow line and the car is 100% in the wrong lane where the bus was traveling? Something is seriously wrong with this picture!

    The operative phrase that comes to mind is "...deleted..."

    (I imagine there soon will be the usual comments about how driver's education courses need to be improved.)

    FE

  • oec Jun 4, 2010

    Can anybody actually drive in this state?

    Yes, but they don't make the news.

  • colliedave Jun 4, 2010

    from the picture, it looks as if the driver of the car crossed a double yellow line

  • skidkid269 Jun 4, 2010

    Can anyone actually drive in this state?
    Yes, they are called natives. (Feel free to discuss.)

  • rhowerton Jun 4, 2010

    PEOPLE, STOP AND THINK. IF YOUR IN A HURRY LEAVE EARLY. I HOPE THE DRIVER OF THE CAR IS AT FAULT. BLESS THE BUS DRIVER & THE KID'S ON THE BUS, HOPE THERE OK

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