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Car crashes into Robeson County middle school

Posted April 20, 2010 8:21 a.m. EDT
Updated April 20, 2010 5:13 p.m. EDT

— A car crashed into Littlefield Middle School Tuesday morning after the driver crashed near the school, was knocked unconscious and his car rolled into the school, according to Robeson County authorities.

Richard K. Sayler, 53, of Lumberton, pulled out of the school's driveway around 7:15 a.m., failed to yield and was struck by a car driven by Ronnie Sealey, 51, on N.C. Highway 41, according to troopers.

Sayler lost consciousness and his car hit the front of the school, causing about $40,000 in damage, authorities said.

No students or school staff were injured.

Sayler was treated for two broken ribs and was listed in fair condition at South East Regional Hospital, Sgt. Daniel Hilburn said. Sealey was treated and released, hospital officials said.

Sayler, was cited for failing to yield right of way, Hilburn said. He had just dropped off his wife at work at the school and was leaving the campus when the wreck occurred.