Man cited after pickup truck hits school bus in Winston-Salem
(Photo provided by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man was cited Thursday morning after the pickup truck he was driving crashed into a school bus in Winston-Salem.
Police say the accident happened around 7 a.m. in the 3700 block of Indiana Avenue near Perimeter Point Boulevard.
Rhonda Fleming, Director of Transportation with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, says the bus was taking students to Northwest Middle School.
Fleming said it appears a student had just boarded the bus when the pickup truck approached in the opposite direction, came to an abrupt stop and spun around. While the truck was spinning, the bed of the truck collided with the side of the bus, Fleming says.
Police confirmed the details, adding the bus was at a halt with its stop-arm extended. The bus was facing west on Indiana Avenue, while the truck was heading east.
Police identified the driver of the truck as 43-year-old Michael Wolfe. Wolfe “attempted to brake,” but lost control of the vehicle, police said.
Wolfe was cited for driving with a revoked license, failing to stop for a stopped school bus, and failing to maintain a lane of travel.
Seventeen students were on the bus at the time, but police and Fleming both said none of them were injured.
Damage to the bus was minor, Fleming added.
No other details were available.
Anyone with further information about the accident is asked to call police.