A public school bus driver and one student were injured when the bus collided with a car on a highway in North Carolina. The driver of the vehicle and three passengers were killed as a result of the auto accident. Apparently, the driver of the car was trying to pass the school bus at the time of the collision. Further investigation is needed to provide additional details. This is a tragic accident as the passengers in the car were a family.
The accident happened around 4pm on a Tuesday afternoon. The bus driver and student were taken to a local hospital for minor injuries. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time. The bus driver, a 61-year old woman and the student are expected to be released soon. A New York Injury Lawyer points out that even though the bus driver and student only suffered minor injuries, they may need out-patient care and counseling to deal with the stress of being involved in a fatal accident. Local school districts have created counseling teams to help other students and those living in surrounding areas cope with the tragedy.
It is unknown where the driver of the vehicle and his family were going at the time of the accident. The driver attempted to pass the bus by moving into the center lane. The vehicle hit the bus at a fast speed which caused major damage to the vehicle and to the bus. While police believe excessive speed may have been the cause of the accident, police are still investigating to determine if poor road conditions, medical emergency or mechanical error may have contributed.
It is unknown if funeral arrangements have been made for the family or where the funerals will be held. The extent of damage to the vehicle and the bus is also unknown at this time. Police officials may have to examine the vehicle and the bus to determine the exact cause of the accident. In the meantime, the community mourns the loss of a family that has passed under tragic circumstances.
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