5 injuries reported after Huntersville school bus accident

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

HUNTERSVILLE (AP) ó Five people, including two students, were treated Tuesday morning after a Mecklenburg County accident that involved two school buses and another vehicle.
Officials said the wreck occurred about 7 a.m. near Huntersville.
Eric Morrison, a spokesman for the Mecklenburg County emergency medical service Medic, said one of the five injured persons was seriously hurt and taken to Carolinas Medical Center. Morrison said that person was the driver of the car involved in the three-vehicle crash.
Two students were hurt, as were the drivers of the two school buses.
Four others were taken to Presbyterian Hospital Matthews.
Officials said the students received mostly bumps and bruises and one bus driver was being treated for serious, but non life-threatening injuries.
Police say one bus struck another, which spun around and struck the car. The accident occurred at the intersection of Alexanderana and Eastfield roads. Other details weren’t available immediately.
Motorists were urged to avoid the area.
Another wreck about 6 a.m. slowed traffic on northbound Interstate 77 in northern Mecklenburg County. Officials said two tractor-trailers and two cars collided at mile marker 24 and that traffic was backed up for five or six miles.
No serious injuries were reported in the I-77 wreck.