A 2-ton box truck driving too fast around a bend in the road crashed into a school bus that was stopped with its red lights flashing. Fortunately for the student waiting to board, the bus driver saw the oncoming truck and did not open the doors, preventing the student from boarding. That student told police he saw the bus propelled forward 40 feet as he was nearing the bus to board.
Sixteen of the students onboard were rushed to Carolina East Medical Center.
Police have charged the truck driver, Sidney Roundtree, with No Operator’s License and Unsafe Movement.
All drivers have a duty to maintain an appropriate speed for the conditions, to look out, and to follow the rules of the road.