NC school bus driver charged after 15 students injured in wreck

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HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina school bus driver has been charged after 15 students were injured in a bus crash.

WLOS-TV reported that the crash happened Thursday morning in Henderson County and sent 15 Dana Elementary School children to two area hospitals.

Troopers said the Henderson County bus ran off the side of the road, hit a culvert and the bus came to rest on its left side in a ditch. No other vehicles were involved.

Troopers say 15 students were transported to two area hospitals, all with minor injuries. Nine students were taken to Pardee Hospital and six to Park Ridge Hospital. By Thursday afternoon,
14 out of the 15 students had been released from the hospital. One is undergoing further evaluation. The driver was not hurt.

Terry Haddenham, 61, was charged with failure to maintain lane control. School officials said Haddenham will not be operating a vehicle at least until the investigation is complete.

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