Two Johnston County school buses involved in wrecks
Posted April 10, 2013
Four Oaks, N.C. — 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.