WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WNCN) — A school bus with 23 Forest Pines Elementary School students aboard was involved in a crash with another vehicle Thursday morning, town officials confirmed.
The crash took place at about 9 a.m. when a Chevy Traverse failed to stop at a red light and struck the bus, a Wake Forest spokesperson said.
Seven ambulances responded to the crash site with 11 treated on the scene. The bus driver and two children were transported to a hospital with minor injuries, the spokesperson also said.
5th grader Ryan Brown said emergency officials moved quickly to make sure everyone on the bus was OK.
One parent said her son hit his head on the window, but he was okay and he was more upset about missing field day.
All lanes along northbound Capital Boulevard/US 1 were closed immediately after the crash and reopened as of 10:55 a.m.
The driver of the Traverse has been charged with failure to stop at a red light and another bus was called to pick up the students and transport them to Forest Pines Elementary, town officials said.
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