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Wake School Buses in Accidents in Fuquay-Varina, Raleigh

Posted May 29, 2007 4:00 p.m. EDT
Updated May 29, 2007 5:42 p.m. EDT

Traffic Accident (generic)

— Several high school students and a bus driver were taken to hospitals for examination Tuesday afternoon after a mail carrier's vehicle ran into a school bus at Stobhill Lane at Feather Ridge Drive in the Spring Hills subdivision in Fuquay-Varina, town police said.

About two hours later, emergency officials in Raleigh said a van struck a bus at Glenwood Avenue and Pleasant Valley Road. There were initial reports of injuries, but officials later said there were no students on the bus and the bus driver was unhurt. Officials said they had no information on whether the van driver was hurt.

Paramedics at the Fuquay-Varina accident checked the bus driver and four of the 15 students on board at the time and decided the five should be looked at by doctors, and they were taken to Western Wake Hospital and WakeMed, officials said. School officials had said two students and the driver went to WakeMed.

The patients at WakeMed were treated and released. The patients at Western Wake were not believed to be seriously hurt, either.

The mail carrier, whose name police did not release, was charged with a traffic violation, Fuquay-Varina police said.

School officials said the carrier's vehicle pulled into the road and hit the front end of the bus.

The first accident happened about 2:30 p.m. as the bus was taking students from Fuquay-Varina High School, the school district reported. The Raleigh accident happened at 4:16 p.m., officials said.