Bus driver charged, suspended after Yadkin County crash sent 4 elementary schoolers to hospital

Piedmont Triad News

YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — The driver of a school bus that overturned Wednesday in Yadkin County has been charged with failure to maintain lane.

According to Yadkin County School Superintendent Todd Martin, the driver has also been suspended.

Four K-5 aged were sent to the hospital Wednesday afternoon — according to the school superintendent, one of them stayed in the hospital overnight with a broken collarbone. None of them had injuries considered life-threatening.

A student helped other students out of the bus after the crash.

19 of the students were back at school today.

The bus ran off the road to the right, hit a ditch, then came back onto the road and overturned, blocking both lanes of travel on Rena Road, south of Jonesville with 26 students on board.

The students on board are summer school students at Jonesville Elementary School.

The injured students were taken to Brenner Children’s Hospital.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

“Our first priority is to make sure the students are OK, and our people did that. Law enforcement is always notified, and we allow them to do their investigation. Then we wait for the results of their investigation before we take any official action, so to speak,” Martin said.

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