Ten people, including seven students, required hospital transport for the personal injuries they suffered when a Davidson County school bus was involved in a collision with two other vehicles on the morning of March 15.
Lexington police Capt. Mark Sink said that a bus driven by Bobby Ray Jones was southbound on Cotton Grove Road when in crossed into an oncoming lane and collided head-on with a GMC Envoy at approximately 8 a.m. The SUV’s driver, Ulanda Johnson Matthews, was pinned inside her vehicle.
Matthews was extracted by emergency crews and received helicopter transport to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition.
Police say Jones and seven students received transport to Lexington Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. A Mazda Protege behind the Envoy was also involved in the crash. The driver, Jeffrey White, also received transport to Lexington Memorial Hospital.
All seven students and White had been released by 2 p.m.
The students on the bus were special-needs students with ages ranging from 6 to 19. They were en route to Stoner Thomas School, which serves Davidson County and the cities of Lexington and Thomasville.