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Two students injured in Nash County school bus collision

Posted March 23, 2012

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— Two middle school students were injured Friday afternoon after two school buses collided in Bailey.

Sandy Drum, a spokeswoman for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools, said the children were taken by ambulance to Wilson Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said at least two others were taken by their parents to get medical care. Those injuries weren't serious.

Students from Southern Nash Middle School and Southern Nash High School were on both buses, she said. Emergency workers checked all of them, but there were no other injuries reported, she said.

The wreck happened about 3:30 p.m. on Liles Road near West Hornes Church Road when the driver of one of the buses got distracted by students on board and rear-ended the other bus. It had stopped to let off children.

Some students were placed on other buses and sent home, and parents picked up others, Drum said.

The driver of the bus that rear-ended the other was cited for following too closely, she said.

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  • emely052699 Mar 23, 2012

    I was on the bus that got hit. I know who got hurt and I had a asthma attack

  • ginlee00 Mar 23, 2012

    k63coley : Your statement is a "RED HERRING"

  • frankbarnes Mar 23, 2012

    My son was on one of the buses and we were never told of the accident and the school personal had gone home before my son got home from school and and then we learned of the accident and that NO ONE was hurt. I find that the school system in NASH county is dropping the ball (No that they don't care)

  • k63coley Mar 23, 2012

    How long will it be before someone tries to say the accident occurred because of the crime rate in Rocky Mount? Everything else that happens in Nash County seems to get blamed on Rocky Mount!