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Two students injured in Nash County school bus collision

Posted March 23, 2012 4:45 p.m. EDT
Updated March 23, 2012 6:13 p.m. EDT

— Two middle school students were injured Friday afternoon after two school buses collided in Bailey.

Sandy Drum, a spokeswoman for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools, said the children were taken by ambulance to Wilson Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said at least two others were taken by their parents to get medical care. Those injuries weren't serious.

Students from Southern Nash Middle School and Southern Nash High School were on both buses, she said. Emergency workers checked all of them, but there were no other injuries reported, she said.

The wreck happened about 3:30 p.m. on Liles Road near West Hornes Church Road when the driver of one of the buses got distracted by students on board and rear-ended the other bus. It had stopped to let off children.

Some students were placed on other buses and sent home, and parents picked up others, Drum said.

The driver of the bus that rear-ended the other was cited for following too closely, she said.