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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Highway Patrol says no one was seriously hurt when a Pender County school bus rolled onto its side. It happened just after 7 a.m. on NC 210 near Old Plantation Road east of Rocky Point.

Investigators say only the driver and her child were on the bus. A school district spokeswoman says the child was a Cape Fear Elementary School student and that the bus serves that school and Cape Fear Middle School.

A trooper at the scene said bus went off the right side of the road and hit bricks lining a driveway. The bus then ran into a ditch before toppling over. It took two tow trucks to get the bus back upright. Troopers say the driver is charged with failure to maintain lane control.

The school district says a different bus ran the morning route, and this afternoon’s bus route will run at a normal time.


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