Police: Pickup Truck Crashes Into School Bus, Minor Injuries Reported

8:03 AM, Sep 27, 2013   |    comments
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A school bus and a pickup truck collided in Greensboro on Friday.

Police say a special-needs bus was driving eastbound on Lee Street, near South Eugene Street. As required by law, it approached the railroad tracks and stopped. 

While it was stopped, a gray pickup truck approached from the opposite direction, crossed the median and struck the front of the bus at an angle, according to the police department. Police initially said the collision was head-on. It happened at 6:49 a.m.

Three people were on the bus. EMS took the driver to the hospital after she complained about chest pains. Police said one child, a female under the age of 16 years old, and a safety rider were also on the bus and were not injured. The child went to school. The safety rider did not complain of injuries but was transported to the hospital for a medical evaluation.

The driver of the pickup truck, 21-year-old Denzel Dijon Ross, had minor cuts. EMS took him to the hospital to receive a medical evaluation. Ross is from Charlotte.

Police charged Ross with Driving While Impaired and other traffic offenses.

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