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Wake school bus crashes; students, driver taken to hospital

Posted September 15, 2009

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— Four high school students and a bus driver were taken to WakeMed as a precaution after a crash Tuesday morning on S. Main Street at Selsey Drive, according to Wake County Public Schools officials.

Bus No. 1155 was taking Wake Forest-Rolesville High School students to school when the bus collided with a passenger car, officials said. Twenty-one students were on the bus at the time.

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  • kvaughan4 Sep 16, 2009

    Then you are crazy to trust this lady, she drives like a maniac, she probably got rear ended because she cut in front of the car.

    Can you please explain to me how a STOPPED bus pulls out in front of a moving car?

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Sep 15, 2009

    This is one of the most poorly reported stories I have ever seen. My daughter was on the bus when it was REAR-ENDED by an 18-year old driver. The bus was sitting, stopped in a turn lane waiting for the light to change. The driver of this bus is one of the most responsible drivers I know and I trust her with my daughter's life every day with NO QUALMS whatsoever. The car was totalled, the bus sustained a minor dent. While there may be bad bus drivers out there, just like there are bad drivers (who, by the way are NOT SUPERVISED BY ANYONE) this was not a case where the school bus driver was at fault. I wish that WRAL would do a better job of reporting the facts.

    Then you are crazy to trust this lady, she drives like a maniac, she probably got rear ended because she cut in front of the car

  • kvaughan4 Sep 15, 2009

    This is one of the most poorly reported stories I have ever seen. My daughter was on the bus when it was REAR-ENDED by an 18-year old driver. The bus was sitting, stopped in a turn lane waiting for the light to change. The driver of this bus is one of the most responsible drivers I know and I trust her with my daughter's life every day with NO QUALMS whatsoever. The car was totalled, the bus sustained a minor dent. While there may be bad bus drivers out there, just like there are bad drivers (who, by the way are NOT SUPERVISED BY ANYONE) this was not a case where the school bus driver was at fault. I wish that WRAL would do a better job of reporting the facts.

  • BoSox_Girl Sep 15, 2009

    I would never allow my child to ride a Wake County school bus! I almost got hit head on by a school bus in my neighborhood. the crazy bee-yotch was driving 40+ on a sharp curve in a 25 mph zone. scared the stink out of me!

  • jrfergerson Sep 15, 2009

    when I was in school, the seniors drove the busses and we did not hear of as many accidents as we do today. maybe it is because our parents were allowed to punish us if we acted up on the bus. Today they parents are mostly only allowed to make them set in the corner or nauty seat until they learn to behave.
    Learned behavior to us was a sore behind. Pysicilogically it did not effect me to become a serial criminal either. It did teach me that if I acted that way again I might not be able to sit down for a week or two.

  • mstan Sep 15, 2009

    That is such a terrible area for driving during rush hour. The light for Heritage, the school there, neighborhoods with people coming out...accidents all the time!

  • bubbba Sep 15, 2009

    NCSTATEPACK - If you wanna see a good reason not to let your kids ride the bus. Go to The Drudge Report and watch video of a child being beaten by several students and no bus driver intervention. It made me sick. The kids on this bus were laughing like animals while another child is attacked by what looks like 3 or 4 or students. The child attacked was even wearing glasses as he was beaten.

  • Skywatch_NC Sep 15, 2009

    Wonder why no other info has been available since 10:34 am?

  • jobchick2004 Sep 15, 2009

    Hope everything is okay.

  • Miss Jexy Sep 15, 2009

    And this is precisely why I am not too fond of the idea of my child riding a school bus. Yes, I work, like so many others have mentioned. So I DEFINITELY understand what you're saying because I was finding myself in the same situation. Thankfully, my daughter is only in kindergarten this year, so I can have her ride the private school bus through her childcare for before and after school.
    It's just ridiculous how some of those bus drivers drive, and the fact that there are so many accidents involving buses is not acceptable in my mind. The drivers should definitely be checked out, more experienced, and trained far better than they are apparently. Especially with these kids not having seat belts!!

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