A man sustained serious personal injuries after he lost control of his vehicle and collided with a Cumberland County school bus, causing others to suffer minor injuries, according to the Fayetteville Fire Department.
Rescuers were summoned to a dip in Shaw Road around 4 p.m. on October 22 to respond to a report of the two-vehicle collision.
The school bus had been traveling in the direction of Murchison Road when a Mitsubishi Lancer, traveling in the direction of Bragg Boulevard, rounded a corner while traveling at a high rate of speed, according to Fayetteville police Sgt. Eric Dow. He said the Lancer’s driver lost control, ran off the road to the right, and overcorrected.
The vehicle went sideways, with the passenger side facing the bus, when it was struck by the bus, Dow said. The impact sent the Lancer to the other side of the road. The bus came to a stop in the lane it was traveling in.
An adult man was trapped inside the Lancer and had to be extracted through a 20-minute process, according to Battalion Commander Calvin Bishop with the Fire Department. The man, whose identity was not immediately made available,
Three people aboard Bus No. 597, a driver, bus monitor, and student, suffered minor injuries and were taken for treatment.
The bus served special-needs children and had only a few individuals on board.
The names of the individuals were not immediately made available.