13 hurt after school bus flips over in Wilkes Co.

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WILKES COUNTY, N.C. -- Twelve students and a school bus driver were taken to hospitals Tuesday after the bus turned onto its side on a Wilkes County road.

The wreck happened around 3:35 p.m. on Green Acres Road, not too far from West Wilkes Middle School.

Ten students and the bus driver were treated and released from Wilkes Regional Medical Center, troopers said. Two other students were taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

All were classified as having minor injuries. A child was seen leaving Wilkes Regional with a bump on his forehead.

Most students on the bus were from Millers Creek Elementary School, while some were from a pre-K program, troopers said.

Troopers believe the bus went off the road on the right shoulder. The bus driver, Betty Eller, 74, tried to pull the bus back onto the road, but it instead went off the other side of the road and into an embankment. That, troopers said, overturned the bus.

Eller has been charged with exceeding a safe speed for the conditions. It was raining at the time of the wreck. Eller has been driving buses for 23 years.

In the video above, some of those on board the bus talked about the scary moments.

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