Students, drivers injured in N.C. school bus wreck during fog

CLAYTON, JOHNSTON COUNTY - A tractor-trailer smashed into a school bus in North Carolina during the foggy morning commute Wednesday, injuring several students and two drivers.

WTVD reports that the accident happened at about 7 a.m. on U.S. 70 at Uzzle Industrial Drive in Clayton, approximately 24 miles southeast of Raleigh.

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Officials told WTVD the school bus was carrying 12 students to Smithfield Middle School and was making a left turn. That was when the tractor-trailer hit the bus from behind, officials said.

Crews immediately took five students and the driver of the bus to a hospital. Two more students were taken to be checked out after their parents arrived at the scene, WTVD reports.

The tractor-trailer driver was taken to the hospital as well. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, officials told WTVD.

There was no word on charges.


For more information, visit WTVD.

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