School bus crashes into Charlotte building

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School bus crashes into building (Photo: WSOC)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WSOC) — Dozens of emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash Thursday morning involving a school bus in north Charlotte.

The wreck happened just before 8:30 a.m. on Statesville Avenue near Moretz Avenue.

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WSOC crews could see the bus off the side of the road and into what looked like a townhouse or condominium.

Several children could be seen walking around outside the bus.

Police said the bus had just picked up some students a few blocks away moments before the crash and that another school bus driver witnessed it.



Witnesses told Channel 9 the bus was heading north on Statesville Avenue when it appeared to lose control and veer into a car before swerving into the building.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools released the following statement:

CMS bus #509 with 15 students and driver on board en route to Ranson Middle School was involved in an accident this morning. CMS is thankful that no serious injuries have been reported. Emergency responders, CMS Transportation, CMS-PD and district staff responded quickly to help ensure students and staff involved received care. Families of students on board bus #509 were notified, advised of no injuries and arrangements made for safe transportation home or to school. Law enforcement is investigating this incident and CMS will review events leading up to the accident to help ensure the safety of students and staff on CMS Transportation.

Read more here from WSOC.