Student injured in school bus wreck in Winston-Salem


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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A student was injured in a wreck involving a school bus in Winston-Salem on Thursday afternoon.

The accident was reported at 2:21 p.m. in the 1500 block of Jonestown Road.

Police said a Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools bus was traveling north on Jonestown Road when it stopped for traffic. A Chevrolet Blazer driven by Herbert Eugene Ford, 67, of Winston-Salem, failed to reduce speed and collided with the back of the bus.

According to WSFCS spokesman Theo Helm, the bus was serving Clemmons Middle School.

The school bus was occupied by 27 students at the time of the crash, police said. One of the students, identified only as a juvenile, was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center by ambulance.

No other students were injured.

Ford was cited for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

There is no word on the injured student’s condition.

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