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Car Slams into School Bus, 17 Injured in Spring Lake

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SPRING LAKE — 17 people have been taken toarea hospitals after an accident involving a school bus and another vehicle this morning.

Officials say 15 middle school students, theschool bus driver, and an infant riding in the car involved in theaccident, have been transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center andWomack Army Hospital for observation.

The school bus was just one-quarter mile from it's destination, SpringLake Middle School, when the accident happened on Spring Avenue.

Witness Joann Williams says it appears the car was speeding when it ran astop sign.

The children involved in the accident are ages 11 to 14.Officials at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center say none of the injuriesappear to be serious. Principal Robert Lucas says most of the studentswere transported as a precaution.

Police believe the driver of the car, Wanda Rochelle Hanton of SpringLake, was traveling within the 35mph speed limit, but have cited her with running a stop sign.

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