UPDATE: Small SUV Hits School Bus

Crews have cleared the accident scene where Broad Creek Rd. meets River Rd. in Washington. The intersection is known as the "Y." Troopers say a small SUV and a school bus collided there at 7:49 a.m. Tuesday.

A spokesperson for Beaufort County Schools says eight children and the driver were on board when the accident happened. No one was transported to the hospital for medical treatment. Officials say the accident involved School Bus 266 from John Cotten Tayloe Elementary School in Washington. Parents have been notified, according to the school system.

Troopers say the bus had stopped to pick up children and had its lights flashing; however, the driver of the SUV ran into the back of the bus.

The Highway Patrol has not released the SUV driver's name but says the person is being charged with failure to reduce speed.

Dispatchers say the Highway Patrol along with crews from the Bunyan Fire Department and Broad Creek EMS responded to the accident.


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  • by washington on Jan 28, 2010 at 06:24 PM
    way to go the bus driver. get off cell phones and pay attention. how can anyone miss a big yellow school bus
  • by concerned Location: beaufort county on Jan 27, 2010 at 05:41 PM
    I understand it was not a female doing her makeup, but a male without a valid drivers license, but maybe he has a valid Mexico license. How can he only be charged with failure to reduce speed if he should not have been driving anyway?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2010 at 09:14 AM
    I guess WITN posts only what they think should be posted. I just checked back for the post I posted yesterday and its not here. I guess WITN is really for free speech!
  • by a bus driver Location: boco on Jan 26, 2010 at 04:36 PM
    I agree with all of previous comments...Get off your cell phones, open your eyes, pay attention!! Come on people if you can't see a bright yellow bus with bright flashing lights and a stop sign hanging off the side you don't need to be behind the wheel of a car period!! We are transporting children to and from school. We hold each of their lives in our hands everyday when we get on the road with all of you. Think about how u would feel if your child was on that bus!!!!!!!!!
  • by Little bonner Location: Christmas creek on Jan 26, 2010 at 04:35 PM
    Maby the lady will do her makeup and home from now on..
  • by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2010 at 02:37 PM
    Another tip is, get off the cell phones.
  • by Truth Location: Reality on Jan 26, 2010 at 09:42 AM
    Tips in avoiding a school bus collision. Step 1: Open eyes. Step 2: Well... step 1 really should suffice here... Glad no one was injured.
  • by jerry Location: kinston on Jan 26, 2010 at 07:35 AM
    hey people a school bus is that big yellow vwhicle with lights and stuff on it and it goes slow and they have been around for a while picking up and dropping off children. ok thats yor crash course of avoiding school buses 101
  • by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2010 at 06:28 AM
    for god sake people buses didn't just start traveling on the roads! these are our children out there! SLOW DOWN, BE ALERT!!! TAKE CAUTION! U WOULDN'T WANT SOMEONE TO KILL YOUR KIDS!!!!! SLOW DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!
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