Icy Roads Possible Cause For School Bus Crash

Icy roads are believed to have caused a school bus to flip on its side this morning in Eastern Carolina.

State troopers say the accident happened around 10:05 a.m. on Morristown Road, that's northwest of Edenton in Chowan County.

First Sergeant R.P. Hooks says bus #50 from John A. Holmes High School went around a curve and possibly struck an icy patch. The bus went down an embankment and rolled over on its right side.

The Sheriff's Office says eight students and a driver went to the hospital.

The school system says all the children on the bus are okay and released from the hospital.

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  • by pledenton Location: Edenton, NC on Jan 15, 2011 at 06:11 PM
    @bbbbbb If you are such a perfect A and B student, then who are you blaming for the No Child Left Behind program Edenton School System must be offering? Way to go ECS! As far as knowing about you being in band and sports events, I have a child in school in Edenton. As far as your dad's comments they were very childish, it's a choice of words. And, fyi as soon as I heard about the bus accident I said a prayer for all involved and still praying for all of you. I sincerely hope you heal and get to feeling better soon. Your Class Mate's parents, PLEDENTON!
  • by nm on Jan 15, 2011 at 06:55 AM
    just stop, its over with.
  • by MIKE Location: MARTIN COUNTY on Jan 14, 2011 at 09:16 PM
    i would really love to hear the 911 tapes.Bethany did you know that the time the first call was made is on tape? Every bit of info. regarding the bus wreck is on tape When the fire and ems were dispatched when they checked in by radio any updates on the situation provided them on the way. When they arrived on the scene. When they left the scene all of this is on tape. All the radio traffic from fire ,ems and law enforcement is on tape. All the radio traffic and telephone traffic from the highway patrol is on tape. Even if it did take 30 min. for them to get there why would they risk killing theirself by running to fast. Be thankful these people were there to help you.Many of these people were probably VOLUNTEERS and got no pay for coming to help you.THEY VOLUNTEER BECAUSE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT.
  • by bbbbbbbbb on Jan 14, 2011 at 08:30 PM
    To tell you the truth I will never ride a bus, okay. My grades are perfect A's and B's, but thanks for being concerned.Of course you would put "BAND COMPETITIONS", how would you know if I was in band? I'm sure I would take a car before i would a bus for band competitions just to be safe. and if we really wanted money im pretty sure we would of got it by now. And also,what my dad wrote doesn't have nothing to do about the type of parent he is. i mean if you had kids wouldn't you be this concerned? im sure you would be. So, stop worrying about what my dad puts up here, this is "STUPID" to do. How old are you? oh and by the way "pledenton" i will NEVER ride a bus ever again, if you must know. respectively, Bethany.
  • by pledenton Location: edenton, nc on Jan 13, 2011 at 06:47 PM
    To the one's posting on here, if you concentrated on your spelling as much as you have this bus accident, your grades may be a little better. Broken is spelled as broken NOT broking. And, at Thomas you are the type of parent everyone looks out for, because everything is all fine and good til something happens and then all you see is dollar signs. You say your child will NEVER ride a public school bus again, how will she/he get to band competitions, sports events? Are you going to go to every one of them so you can personally take her by car or let her/him ride the bus for free? With gas being almost $4.00 a gallon it looks like you would be grateful for the bus service our county provides for our children to get to and from school and school events. Stop looking to blame people accidents happen. And if you think our school system has any money to give you, your dead wrong they are cutting jobs and programs for our children. That should be priority but guess it isnt.
  • by LEP Location: Edenton on Jan 13, 2011 at 05:10 AM
    I don't see how we can sit and point finger's ..we as parent's choice to put our kids on that bus knowing there was a strong chance of Ice on our county roads .. be thankful It could have been much worse!!
  • by Chowan Parent Location: Edenton on Jan 13, 2011 at 04:46 AM
    There were other accidents due to icy conditions that morning. It was a bad decision to sent the buses out, lets hope those making the decision will make better choices next time. As far as keeping your kids home because you know the roads are unsafe.....good luck with that! The schools are like pit bulls about attendance! Expect a phone call! Have been tempted to send kids in with a fever just to avoid the phone call but then then would "call" me to pick them up! Damned if you do...damned if you don't!
  • by GOD Location: HEAVEN on Jan 12, 2011 at 07:31 PM
  • by Concerned Location: Edenton on Jan 12, 2011 at 01:25 PM
    Thomas grow up just looking for someone to blame. You should be thankful there is a bus system that transports your child to and from school. Riding the bus is a privilege not a right!
  • by Meranda Location: Greenville, NC on Jan 12, 2011 at 12:48 PM
    And, it's not only parents that are going to complain about everything, no matter what the school system does. Teachers, students, parents, and everyone else who has anything to do with the school system is going to complain about everything BUT, not everyone can have their way.

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