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9 children sent to hospital after CMS bus wreck; injuries not believed serious

Emergency workers were on the scene of an accident involving two Charlotte-Mecklenburg school bused and two passenger vehicles at South Tryon Street and Clanton Road Monday morning.
Emergency workers were on the scene of an accident involving two Charlotte-Mecklenburg school bused and two passenger vehicles at South Tryon Street and Clanton Road Monday morning. dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com

Nine children and three adults were transported to the hospital after a wreck involving two Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools buses and two other vehicles Monday morning.

None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. About 30 children were on the buses.

The accident happened before 9 a.m. on South Tryon Street at Clanton Road. The intersection was closed briefly, but reopened in all directions before 10 a.m.

A driver involved in the wreck said he was stopped at the light in his work van when a full-size school bus clipped him from behind and then hit the other vehicles, including a smaller school bus.

The children who were taken to the hospital did not appear to have serious injuries.

Observer news partner WBTV quoted CMS as saying that Myers Park Traditional School bus 1529 had 28 students on board and Lincoln Heights Academy bus 1745 had three students on board.

Medics took nine students on bus 1529, and bus 1745’s driver and monitor to Carolinas Medical Center, all with minor injuries, WBTV reported.

There was no word on whether a traffic citation would be issued.

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