The North Carolina Highway Patrol said that a school bus driver in Fayetteville was cited for a safe movement violation after the bus rear-ended a car, causing personal injuries.
The bus, driven by 40-year-old Parkton resident Sharon McQueen Hollingsworth, was transporting students from John Griffin Middle School and had just left the campus shortly before 3 p.m.
The bus was traveling along Fisher Road and came to a stop behind a white 2005 Toyota Avalon in the lane turning left onto Bingham Drive, according to Trooper S.D. Reed. Hollingsworth, apparently not realizing it, let off the brake, resulting in the bus rolling forward and striking the Toyota.
Reed said the speed of the bus upon impact was an estimated 1 mph. Damage was estimated at $100.
The Toyota's driver, whose name was not immediately made available, received transport to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center as a precaution.
No one on the bus complained of injuries. A Cumberland County Schools spokeswoman said the bus was able to continue along its normal route.
Troopers cited Hollingsworth for failure to see before starting.