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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police say the driver of a pickup truck that crashed head-on into a school bus Friday morning has been charged with driving while impaired.

The crash occurred shortly after 6:45 a.m. near the intersection of West Lee and South Eugene streets.

Police say the bus, which was traveling east on West Lee Street, had stopped at the railroad crossing near the intersection when the truck crossed the median from the opposite direction and struck the front of the bus.

One child was on the bus at the time, police said. The girl was not hurt and was later taken to school. A Guilford County Schools spokesperson said the bus was bound for Cone Elementary School.

Police say the driver of the bus complained of chest pains. The driver was taken to the hospital by EMS. A third person on the bus — the adult safety rider — did not complain of any injuries, but was also taken to the hospital for evaluation.

The driver of the pickup truck, who was identified as Denzel Dijon Ross, 21, of Charlotte, suffered minor lacerations, police said. He was also taken to the hospital by EMS.

Ross is charged with driving while impaired in addition to “other traffic offenses,” police said.