Alamance County school bus overturns with students on board; driver charged

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ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. -- A school bus ran off the road and overturned with Southern Alamance High School students on board, according to the Alamance-Burlington School System.

At 7:19 a.m., troopers responded to a crash involving a school bus overturned on Jim Minor Road in Alamance County, according to North Carolina State Highway Patrol. There were 12 students on the bus.

NCSHP reports there were minor injuries but no one was transferred to the hospital.

Troopers believe the bus's front right tire dipped off the roadway to the right, causing the driver to over correct, knocking the bus to its side.

The bus came to a stop after sliding down an embankment.

The driver, 67-year-old Frankie Wayne Burnett, of Graham, was charged with failure to maintain lane.

A FOX8 viewer said a good Samaritan helped the students get off the bus.

Another bus came to the scene to pick up the students and bring them to school.

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