School Bus Involved in Collision in Polk County, North Carolina
POLK COUNTY, NC. – According to a news story reported online by wjhl.com, a school bus was involved in a vehicle collision in Polk County, North Carolina. The extent of any injuries is not clear at this time, but the superintendent of Polk County Schools is taking the opportunity to remind drivers to be mindful of students while they’re on the roads.*
The crash happened on Fire Tower Road in Polk County. At approximately 7 a.m., a school bus carrying high school and middle school students from Polk County Schools somehow collided with a car. No information about the nature or cause of the cause of the crash was reported.
The school system confirmed that nine students were on the bus, in addition to the bus driver, and all of the students were transported to St. Luke’s Hospital for evaluation of injuries. Whether anyone was injured is not clear from the WJHL report.
Polk County Schools Superintendent Aaron Greene said no one was seriously injured and said he wanted to remind drivers to use good judgment on the roads during their morning commutes.
“The big message I would have for folks out there is just please slowdown in the mornings,” Greene said. “Be aware of school buses. Be aware of the children that are going to be at bus stops and be on those buses. Take a few extra minutes to please make sure our students are safe as they travel to and from school.”
North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. No addition information was included in the WHJL report.
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