School Bus Accident

The Highway Patrol is responding to an accident involving a school bus at Highway 264 and Grimesland Bridge Rd. in Pitt County.

Troopers say the incident was reported at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Details are limited, but troopers say there was property damage, but no injuries after the incident.

Pitt County Schools Public Information Officer Heather Mayo says the school bus was transporting 51 children to Pactolus School and attempted to make left turn from Highway 264. Mayo says the bus followed a car into the left turn lane. When the car began slowing faster than the bus driver expected, the bus moved back into the main lane to avoid a collision. In the process, however, a tire on the school bus side-swiped the side of the car.

Mayo says the police have not ticketed either driver.

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  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Feb 27, 2009 at 08:51 AM
    With the closure of Clark's neck Road, and this wreck, what now, did everybody get rerouted to go through Chocowinity? I begin to wonder if they should six-lane between Greenville and Washington.
  • by Mother of 3 Location: greenville on Feb 27, 2009 at 06:44 AM
    I have driven a bus and know what it is like, but you can't blame what they bus driver does on the kids.
  • by im ur daddy Location: fwfgji on Feb 26, 2009 at 05:44 PM
  • by kind person Location: GN on Feb 26, 2009 at 01:37 PM
    Mother of 3, it is difficult having to make sure the children on the bus are behaving properly AND drive the bus at the same time. Sometimes you do have to look UP in the mirror and you are distracted. Some of the student really don't know how to behave and some do. If you have never driven a bus then maybe you should get your license and try it. It isn't that easy!!!! Distractions do scare you!!!!!
  • by Tim Location: Pitt on Feb 26, 2009 at 12:03 PM
    seems like alot of Bus accidents this year in Pitt County. glad no one was hurt
  • by Mother of 3 Location: Greenville on Feb 26, 2009 at 11:34 AM
    Native, How can you blame this on the children. In all of the bus accidents that I have seen on here it sound more the bus drivers fault. They kids never made the bus driver put her foot on the gas from the one at AG Cox and make her hit that truck. The one here, the kids did not make the driver go around the car because the car in front of them was going slow. The one from yesterday, I don't think that they made the driver change lanes and hit another car. So stop trying to make it the kids fault, when it is the drivers of these buses. Plus the bus drivers know what they are getting into when they become a bus driver, if they can't handle the kids talking on the bus (which and sound loud in a bus)then they should of never took the job. I am glad to see that no one was hurt.
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Feb 26, 2009 at 10:05 AM
    Well, with the closure of the Clark's Neck Rd. Bridge into Washington, there is increased traffic around the Hwy. 264 and Grimesland Bridge Rd. corridor. It's very aggravating around the rush-hour, but a little patience goes a long way.
  • by native Location: Tyrrell County on Feb 26, 2009 at 09:47 AM
    If parents would teach their children how to behave, bus accidents would happen less often. Try driving a bus and see how awful the children act. Drivers have to be more concerned with the children and making them behave than they should have to be. This distracts their attention from the road!!! I drive. I know first hand!!
  • by To MaKa on Feb 26, 2009 at 09:39 AM
    The story states that no one was hurt. For that I am glad.
  • by MaKa Location: NC on Feb 26, 2009 at 09:27 AM
    We're sorry to hear that no one was concerned about the children's safety or safety of all people involved. Accidents do happen we're all human no one is perfect. Just because you go to driving school or take driver's ed doesn't mean you'll never have an accident.
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