Two students, driver checked at hospital after car rear-ends Hoke County school bus

Two Hoke County students were taken to the hospital Thursday morning to be checked out after a driver rear-ended a school bus on Aberdeen Road.

Bus 137 was carrying SandHoke Early College High School students this morning when a car rear-ended the bus, according to school system public relations director Meredith Bounds.

“There appear to be no major injuries; however, two students were transported by EMS to the hospital to be checked out, two students were released to parents, and two students went back to school,” Bounds said of the accident.

The driver appeared to have no injuries, but also went to the hospital to be checked out. The bus was cleared, Bounds said.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. Trooper Hunt of the Highway Patrol said the passenger car driver sustained only minor injuries and was not transported to the hospital from the scene. It’s likely distracted driving was to blame for the accident, Hunt said.

More information is pending.

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