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Five students injured in school bus wreck

Posted January 16, 2009 10:18 a.m. EST
Updated January 16, 2009 10:52 a.m. EST

— Paramedics sent five elementary school students to the hospital after a wreck involving a Wake County school bus in Zebulon Thursday morning.

School officials said it appeared that a car bumped the bus at Gannon Avenue and Pineview Drive, outside the Pineview subdivision, around 8:40 a.m.

Paramedics checked out the more than 40 students on the bus and sent five to WakeMed in Raleigh as a precaution, said Bill Poston, a spokesman for the Wake County Public School System. He said the worst injuries were bumps and bruises.

The car driver was uninjured, Zebulon police said.

The bus was carrying students to Wakelon Elementary School.

Tammie Sexton, Wakelon's principal, came to the scene and made sure that students got on another bus to go to school, Poston said. School officials will next begin the process of notifying parents.

Zebulon police continued to investigate the cause of the wreck.