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One injured in crash involving school bus in Charlotte, authorities say

The crash happened in the 5000 block of North Graham Street.
Published: Sep. 28, 2021 at 7:03 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2021 at 5:52 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash involving a school bus in Charlotte Tuesday morning, crews said.

The crash happened on North Graham Street.

According to Medic, one person was treated for life-threatening injuries and transported to Atrium CMC. Police said the driver of a passenger car was taken to the hospital.

Police also said there were no injuries to the students or bus driver.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, 18 students were on the bus and being transported to Phillip O. Berry and Harding University high schools when the head-on collision happened.

“The car kept moving closer to the yellow lane and the next thing we know is we heard a big bang,” witness Floyd Phillips said.

Witnesses told WBTV that a woman had to be extricated from the car.

“And she was slumped over in the seat, up under the steering wheel, she was pinned inside, but she was still holding her cell phone,” Phillips said.

“A headlight shot past us so we were like dang what was that noise?” witness Calvin Duncan said.

Floyd Phillips said the bus and car were going in opposite directions.

“And she was slumped over in the seat, up under the steering wheel, she was pinned inside, but she was still holding her cell phone,” Phillips said.

Police said the cause of the crash is still being investigated.

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