Motorcyclist charged with DWI after crash with tour bus

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Police say a motorcyclist has been charged with DWI following a Thursday-night crash in which the motorcyclist collided with a Holiday Tour Bus on I-40 in Greensboro.

According to police, the bus was traveling east on I-40 around 8 p.m. when the motorcycle collided with bus while merging onto the interstate from N.C. 88.

Police say Ralph Michael Taylor, 44, was riding the motorcycle with Tammy Cassell, 45, as his passenger.

Taylor and Cassell were both thrown from the motorcycle.

Police described Cassell's injuries as "class A," which typically require hospitalization.  Taylor's injuries were described as "class B," which are not as serious.  Neither of the victims appear to have life-threatening injuries, police said.

The bus driver told police he tried to avoid the collision, but couldn't.

Police say Taylor is charged with DWI and driving with a revoked license.

The 51 passengers on the tour bus were returning to Greensboro from a day trip to Virginia as part of a Aycock Fellowship Ministries trip.  Nobody on the bus was injured.

Holiday Tour Bus is based in Randleman.

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