CATS bus driver has medical emergency, collides with school bus in south Charlotte, officials say

First responders said there are significant delays in the area and drivers are asked to use caution and try to find an alternative route.
Three people were injured in this Wednesday morning crash.
Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 9:23 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A crash involving a school bus and a Charlotte Area Transit System bus is slowing traffic Wednesday morning in south Charlotte.

According to the Charlotte Fire Department, the crash involving the two buses happened in the area of Randolph Road and Aylesford Road.

Firefighters said the driver of the CATS bus had a medical emergency while driving and crossed the lane, striking the school bus.

The CATS driver, one rider and the driver of the school bus were taken to the hospital for treatment, according to the CFD.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the bus for Park Road Montessori had seven students on board. First responders said they weren’t injured, were evaluated by EMS and taken to school to meet their parents.

First responders said all inbound lanes are closed due to operations. Drivers are asked to use caution and try to find an alternative route as there are significant delays in the area.

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