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Wake County school bus involved in wreck

Posted March 5, 2012
Updated March 6, 2012

— A school bus driver, three students and a man on the way to the hospital escaped injury in a wreck in Raleigh Monday morning.

A bus headed to Daniels Middle School tried to turn left from  Lead Mine Road onto Valley Estates Drive and struck the side an oncoming Chevrolet Cavalier, pushing it into a ditch, according to the wreck report.

Both the car and bus had to be towed away. The students were taken on to Daniels Middle by another bus.

Police said the bus driver was at fault but won't be cited. Police said that's standard procedure for wrecks that cause only property damage and no injuries.

Chevrolet driver Anthony Robin said he was on his way to visit his wife who is in the intensive-care unit at Rex Hospital.

Robin, who was wearing a neck brace from recent surgery, said he was OK but was going to get checked out by a doctor as a precaution.


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  • cazuidema7 Mar 5, 2012

    I live off of Leadmine Rd. and can tell you that the 45 mph speed limit is too high on this rd. Most go much faster and as everyone who lives nearby knows, there are many accidents along the rd. I call this rd. the Leadmine expressway. Also, while running in the morning or afternoon, I have witnessed drivers NOT stopping for the school buses when they pick up or drop off children. When will the police EVER learn to park their you-know-whats on a side street and catch some of these folks.

  • hereinraleigh Mar 5, 2012

    I live in this neighborhood and agree it's a difficult place to make a left out of. there was another wreck here last week in the morning too.

  • westernwake1 Mar 5, 2012

    I have to agree that this is a tough intersection and I am surprised that there are not more accidents at this location. I hope that everyone is OK from this incident.

  • albegadeep Mar 5, 2012

    "lawsuit on top of lawsuit." not my real name

    There was no lawsuit mentioned in the story. The guy's neck brace was "from recent surgery".

  • not my real name Mar 5, 2012

    lawsuit on top of lawsuit.

  • Krimson Mar 5, 2012

    I drive past that intersection (Valley Estates/Lead Mine) all the time, and its there is a blind hill as you make that left hand turn... I'm surprised there aren't more accidents there...