NEW INFO: Three Students Injured In School Bus Accident

Three students were sent to the hospital after a school bus accident in Pitt County.

The accident happened at the intersection of Highway 33 and Black Jack Simpson Road. Pitt County Schools Spokeswoman Heather Mayo says it involves a bus from D.H. Conley High School.

Mayo says seven students were on the bus, which was going on a class field trip. Initially students said they were fine, but later three students complained of pains so rescue units were called.

Susan Poore says she was sitting at a red light in front of the bus when her car suddenly started to roll backwards, hitting the bus. "I noticed yesterday that the brakes were not ramping up and I was on my way to the shop to get them checked out," Poore told us.

The three students were taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital to be checked out.

This is the 31st accident so far this school year for Pitt County Schools. No word yet from troopers whether any charges will be filed in this accident.

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