Pedestrian seriously injured in 4-vehicle crash involving Durham charter school bus, police say

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A pedestrian on the sidewalk was seriously injured Friday morning at the scene of a four-vehicle crash involving a school bus with children onboard, Durham police said.

The crash occurred around 7:20 a.m. at the intersection of E. Geer Street and N. Alston Avenue, according to authorities.

Police said that multiple children were on board the bus at the time of the crash but there are currently no known injuries to any of the students.

The bus belongs to a charter school and not Durham Public Schools, officials said.

Police initially said that one person was ejected but later said that they were actually a pedestrian who was in the area at the time of the crash.

The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. EMS crews were at the scene performing life-saving measures before they were transported, police said.

The intersection was closed for about two and a half hours following the wreck.

Police did not say what led to the crash or if any charges will be filed.

A witness to the crash, Tomás C. Rimer-Surles, told CBS 17 that he was behind the bus when a red vehicle ran a red light, causing the wreck.

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