Students uninjured when car strikes school bus

Staff report

HAMLET — No students were injured when a Richmond County public school bus was rear-ended by a vehicle Wednesday morning.

District officials said none of the 62 students aboard were injured in the 9:15 a.m. incident. EMS personnel evaluated the students on scene, then they continued on to Fairview Heights Elementary School.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

“Our students safety is our top priority,” said Richmond County Schools Superintendent Dr. Cindy Goodman. “I would just like to thank the bus driver Carolyn Johnson, Fairview Heights Principal Joyce McRae and our students for how well they handled the situation.”

Following the accident, students were taken to school on Bus 18. Parents were contacted once the bus arrived at Fairview Heights.

Police say the incident was not weather related. The driver of the vehicle was transported to the hospital for further evaluation.

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  • Brittany Price

    That’s bullshit…..I had to contact the school myself as did a few other parents in my neighborhood.

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