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Two Johnston County school buses involved in wrecks

Posted April 10, 2013

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— Two people were hospitalized Wednesday after a wreck in Four Oaks involving a Johnston County school bus, according to the state Highway Patrol.

Troopers said a pickup truck was heading north on N.C. Highway 96 when the driver, Stephen Zacharzuk, turned left on to Keene Road and into a path of a southbound car. 

After hitting the car, the pickup truck spun around and hit the front of the school bus, which was stopped at a stop sign.

There were 23 students on board the bus, which was coming from South Johnston High School, at the time, a school system spokeswoman said. None was injured.

Two people in the car were taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, troopers said. Their names and conditions were not released.

Zacharzuk, 40, was cited for failing to yield. 

Meanwhile, an activity bus from North Johnston High School was taking the junior varsity girls softball team to a game when it got stuck under a train overpass in Bailey. Part of the bus roof was torn off.

No one was injured.

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  • alwayslovingu30 Apr 11, 2013

    no trucks or buses should go thru the little overpass.it is extremely low an narrow.the driver was not paying attention when he went thru there.just more torn up for us poor tax payers to pay to be fixed

  • gman007 Apr 10, 2013

    The activity bus driver was paying much attention. There are all kinds of warnings about that underpass. Not only does it have a low clearance, but it's so narrow there is only room for one regular vehicle to pass under it.