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Bus Passengers Remain in Hospital After Halifax Accident

Posted March 1, 2007 8:03 p.m. EST
Updated March 2, 2007 12:33 p.m. EST

— Several senior citizens are recovering in the hospital after a charter bus hit a tractor-trailer in Halifax County.

A bus was bringing a group of senior citizens home to Williamston from Atlantic City, N.J. Thursday when it was struck by the flat-bed truck at around 7:15 p.m.

Authorities said the flat-bed truck was backing into a driveway off N.C. 125 north of Halifax and the bus driver was unable to see the truck. Troopers said the trailer rolled onto its side in a ditch while the bus ran into a ditch on the other side of the road.

A spokesman for Halifax Regional Hospital said 50 people were brought there, but only 21 required treatment. Six patients were transferred to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville and one to MCV Hospital in Richmond, Va., he said.

Authorities said there were no fatalities.

Troopers charged the truck driver, Joseph Scott Rozier of Halifax County, with improper backing.