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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  • by Ashley Location: Simpson on Apr 5, 2010 at 12:47 AM
    Elaine: I think our rescue personnel do a WONDERFUL job considering what they have to put up with!! Before you go bashing...maybe you should learn to spell....ASSESSMENT!!!
  • by facts on Apr 3, 2010 at 05:13 PM
    Elaine :just to let you know that the rescue personnel do perform assessments but if the patient is under the age of 18. there is nothing they can do about them saying they are hurt. they have to transport them, even if it is just to collect a check!! so learn the facts before u bash our rescue personnel in our county.
  • by Nancy Location: Greenville on Apr 3, 2010 at 04:27 PM
    I am SOOO tired of people suing under false pretenses. There must be a "reason" these students think they are injured. Money, maybe?
  • by To Outside looking in on Apr 3, 2010 at 04:04 PM
    Before you blast Justme please actually READ the story. When the accident occurred she was on route to the shop to have the brakes looked at. I wouldn't consider that "letting it go" I also think that the children obviously were instructed by the parents to claim injury so they could go after either the school or the driver of the car which to me is pretty pathetic. no way a child gets injured when eye witness in the comments confirm they saw the bus at the time of the accident and there was no injury to the bus there's no way a kid would be injured.
  • by Real Justice on Apr 3, 2010 at 02:02 PM
    I have investigated many injuries related to car crashes. From what I have seen and read, I don't see the remote possibility of any injuries. In my "legal" opinion, the parents are looking for a payday. I would counter sue ALL of the parents, just for their stupidity, thinking therem is a major accident. This is a rediculous lawsuit. I expect what they can't get from the driver of the vehicle, they will attempt to get from the school system.. What a load of crap.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2010 at 07:56 AM
  • by to Elaine on Apr 3, 2010 at 06:51 AM
    what??? first of all the VW was not going 35 MPH, it was going around 1 MPH. Secondly, who are you referring to about "educating our children" the rescue personell? there may be a point in your rambling post but it just doesnt make sense...
  • by ANON Location: G'Ville on Apr 3, 2010 at 06:50 AM
    There are some people who would sell their souls to the devil for some quick money! And then they justify it to alleviate any guilt they may be feeling.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2010 at 06:26 AM
    Parents,You need JESUS
  • by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2010 at 06:26 AM
    Parents,Shame on you teaching your children to be leaches.Theres nothing wrong with teaching your children to work for their money.

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