Students hurt in bus crash
DUPLIN COUNTY (WTVD) -- Duplin County Emergency Management says 12 students and a driver were hurt Wednesday morning when a school bus overturned near Mount Olive.
It happened at Ralph Sutton Road at Buckhill/Tram Roads around 7:15 a.m.
There were a total of 25 students headed to North Duplin Elementary School when investigators say the bus driver hit a ditch, causing the bus to turn over.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.
According to Trooper J.M. Gurganus, School Bus #130 entered a curve going to the left. The driver ended up going to the right, hitting the ditch, and causing the bus to turn over.
Garganus said an on-board camera showed driver Tina Andrews turning around in her seat to ask students if she was going the right way.
Andrews is charged with failure to maintain lane control.
School officials described the injuries to Andrews and the students as non-serious. All have been released from the hospital.
duplin county, local/state
- Residents gather signatures to protest Publix store 34 min ago
- Photos: The Golden Globe nominees
- 5 year old surprises deaf parents at school holiday concert
- Texas teen who killed four in crash sentenced to probation
- Jailer to serve 90 days behind bars
- Feds shut 52 unsafe bus companies 23 min ago
- Some from Newtown join vigil at National Cathedral
- NKorea executes Kim Jong Un's uncle as a traitor
- Bank robbery suspect sought in Fayetteville
- McCrory: Raleigh buildings are 'ugly as the dickens'
- Rash of shootings have Sanford on edge
- Bowl president: 'No doubt' about No. 22 Duke
- Pool parasite sickens high school swimmers
- McCrory lights State Capitol Christmas tree
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos
- abc11.com home
- Site Map
- Advertise with Us
- Contact Us
- Online Public Inspection File
- Technical Help