Davidson County school bus with children on board crashes; bus driver cited

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Children were on a Tyro Elementary School bus when it crashed near Lexington Wednesday morning, according to a dispatcher.

At 7:41 a.m., officers responded to the crash at 611 Front St.

Davidson County Schools report that 12 children were on bus #385 when it slid from the road.

Davidson County Schools previously reported that the bus ran off the road when avoiding an oncoming vehicle. DCS now says Highway Patrol informed the district that there was no other vehicle involved.

DCS said in a statement:

"The initial statement was based on reports from the driver at the time of the accident. The driver reported to our Transportation Department via radio immediately after the accident that she was avoiding a car that was incoming in her lane.

"Any time a driver is involved in an accident, there is an internal investigation. During the investigation the employee is removed from driving duty pending the outcome of the investigation."

The dispatcher reported that there were injuries at the scene, but school system personnel on scene said no injuries required treatment or EMS transportation.

No injuries were reported but some children were taken by private vehicles to get checked out.

The bus driver was cited for failure to maintain lane.

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