By Steve Lyttleslyttle@charlotteobserver.com
Twelve people, including 11 students, were injured Tuesday morning when a truck collided with a Charlotte-Mecklenburg school bus in northwest Charlotte.
Kristin Young, a spokeswoman for Medic, the county's emergency medical service, said none of the injuries was serious.
A spokeswoman for CMS said the bus, No. 106, was taking students to Whitewater Middle School.
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The wreck happened shortly after 8:30 a.m. in the 5200 block of Freedom Drive, near Toddville Road. At 9:20 a.m., that portion of Freedom Drive was essentially closed. Motorists should avoid the area until 10 a.m.
Medic's Young said injured people -- the bus driver and students -- were taken to either Carolinas Medical Center and Presbyterian Hospital for treatment.
Students who were not injured were transfered to another bus and taken to school. Officials from Medic ask parents not to go to the scene of the wreck, but to check with the school instead.