All students in bus accident released from hospital

Driver off the road until incident is resolved, keeps job

Car crashes into school bus, injuring students

BETHEL - All students injured in an early Thursday morning bus accident have been released from the hospital.

Pitt County Schools says the 12 children injured, including the three who were inside of the white car that collided with the bus, have been treated and released.

Margie Perkins, 66, of Bethel, was driving the school bus out of North Pitt High School just after noon on Thursday, Trooper Doug Coley said. Perkins was about to turn left on Highway 11, when a white car driven by 16-year-old Seth Salazar, of Greenville, crashed into the back of the school bus. Perkins will remain in her current role as a child nutrition worker at North Pitt High School, but will remain off the road as a bus driver until the incident is resolved.

Aaron Goff and Christopher Jones, both 17, were in the car with Salazar. All three teens are students at North Pitt High School. They were taken to Vidant Medical Center, Trooper Coley said.  A hospital spokesperson told NewsChannel 12 Goff and Jones were treated and released. Salazar was not in Vidant's system as of Thursday night.

Perkins, who was charged with unsafe movement, was not injured.

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