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Three-Vehicle Crash Topples School Bus in Stanley County, North Carolina

May 20, 2019

STANLEY COUNTY, NC. – According to an online news report published by, a three-vehicle crash in Stanley County, North Carolina, toppled a school bus full of students. Authorities investigating the case say that the collision occurred because a driver ran a stop sign.*

Several people were injured in the accident, which happened in the afternoon at the intersection of Quail Ridge Road and Highway 52. North Carolina Highway Patrol reports that a Head Start school bus was carrying 15 students at about 2:30 p.m., when a pickup truck failed to stop at a stop sign. 

The pickup truck then struck the school bus, according to troopers, after which a Toyota Scion became involved in the crash. Following impact, the school bus turned onto its side. It is not yet clear why the pickup driver did not stop at the stop sign.

The Charlotte Observer said that two adults were on the bus in addition to the students, and several people were injured. The report did not say how many people on the bus sustained injuries. The bus is not part of the fleet run by Stanley County Schools, according to the report, but Stanley County Schools posted a statement on its website saying everyone from the bus was “doing well.” 

The Charlotte Observer states that the driver of the Toyota was seriously injured and transported by medical helicopter to a hospital for treatment. This person was not identified, and no current medical status was reported. 

The report did not say whether the unidentified driver of the pickup was injured, but it stated that charges were likely to be filed against this person. 

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