Greenville police say an East Carolina University bus struck multiple cars Thursday morning on 10th Street, before crashing through a traffic signal pole and finally striking a utility pole.
The wreck closed down the intersection of 10th & Evans Streets. Traffic lights and electrical lines at that intersection are being replaced. Greenville's officials say the road re-opened at 8:30 P.M.
Police say the bus first hit between 5 and 8 vehicles at 10th and Charles Blvd. The bus continued for another two blocks before witnesses say it jumped the curb and slammed into a utility pole in front of Starbucks.
Police say the bus driver, who is an ECU student, had some type of medical emergency. The university says there were two student passengers on board the bus when the accident happened. Police tell WITN News that the bus driver and one of those passengers were taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
The wreck also sent 8 students from Sadie Saulter School to the hospital. A school spokeswoman says those kids were returning from a field trip when their bus had to swerve to avoid the oncoming ECU bus. The students were shaken up, but not injured.