Bus carrying 22 children hit by SUV in Kernersville; minor injuries reported

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KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Kernersville police say there are a few minor injuries as the result of a Wednesday afternoon crash that involved a bus with nearly two dozen children inside.

Kernersville Police Lt. David Watson says the accident involved a bus from The Kids’ Clubhouse, an after-school program that serves eight different schools in Guilford and Forsyth counties.

According to Watson, the bus was headed north on Highway 66 toward Kernersville around 12:30 p.m. when a Jeep headed in the opposite direction attempted a left turn onto Brookford Road and struck the side of the bus.

The 22 students on the bus attend school in Guilford County where classes are expected to resume on Thursday, Watson said.

The ages of the children were not immediately available, but the program’s website indicates it serves six elementary schools and two middle schools.

Two adults in addition to the driver were also on board, Watson said.

Watson says there were five “minor injuries,” which consisted of “knots on the head, bruising, and ankle and knee injuries.”

The bus did not have any flashing lights activated at the time of the accident because it was not stopped, Watson said.  He added the group was returning from a trip to CiCi’s Pizza in High Point.

No charges have been filed, however the investigation is ongoing.

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