School bus involved in hit-and-run in Forsyth Co.

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — School officials say a bus was involved in a hit-and-run Monday morning in Forsyth County. 

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools spokesman Theo Helm says the bus was hit by a vehicle around 8 a.m. on Hastings Hill Road at Gerry Drive. 

Helm said 22 students were on the bus, which was #157 serving East Forsyth High School. 

Two of the students complained of minor injuries, but they were not transported to the hospital, Helm said.  No other injuries were reported.

Helm said damage to the bus was minimal.  The bus was able to finish its route and transported its students to school, he said. 

Troopers say the location of the crash is within the city limits of Winston-Salem.

The suspect vehicle is described as a royal blue, late-80s model Chevrolet Suburban. 

According to Winston-Salem police, the bus was traveling north on Hastings Hill Road.  As it crossed U.S. 421 and approached Gerry Drive, the suspect vehicle attempted to turn left from gerry Drive onto Hastings Hill Road, police said. 

Police say the driver of the suspect lost control, rotated counter-clockwise and then collided with the side of the bus. 

The driver “failed to remain at the scene,” police said.  The suspect vehicle was last seen headed south on Hastings Hill Road. 

Police said the vehicle was occupied by two white males.  They are described only as being in their 20s. 

No other information was immediately available. 

Police ask that anyone with information about the suspects’ whereabouts would call them or Crimestoppers at 727-2800.