Eight Students Injured in School Bus Accident at Old NC Hwy 10 and Johnson Bridge Rd in Burke County, NC

April 9, 2024
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
School Bus
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Old N C Hwy 10 & Johnson Bridge Rd, Burke County, NC, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
North Carolina Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
School Bus
Old NC Hwy 10 and Johnson Bridge Rd
Injuries Sustained

Various injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

School bus lost control and veered from the road into a drainage ditch

What Happened

North Carolina Highway Patrol officials are investigating a crash that injured eight students at Old NC Hwy 10 and Johnson Bridge Rd in Burke County, NC on April 9th, 2024. Reports indicate a school bus headed westbound on Johnson Bridge Road lost control for unclear reasons, veering from the road as a result. The vehicle is said to have ended up in a drainage ditch before overturning, leaving eight students hospitalized with injuries. The driver was also hospitalized, reports say, and cited for failure two maintain lane control. Additional information was not available.

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