Swannanoa, NC (April 27, 2021) – At 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 26, a school bus accident with injuries occurred on a highway in Swannanoa.
According to officials, the school bus with the Buncombe County Schools crashed in the eastbound lanes of I-40 around the area of Porters Cove Road. It is not yet known what caused the driver to lose control and drive off the side of the road but the bus had extensive damages.
Paramedics and responders with the Asheville Fire Department responded to the scene to help those in need. Approximately 15 middle school students were on the bus and had minor injuries. The bus driver had minor injuries and was hospitalized as well.
Due to the severity of the accident, eastbound lanes of traffic were blocked for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Bus Accidents in North Carolina
Bus accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents but they lead to serious harm when they do occur. This is due to the fact that buses are some of the largest vehicles on our roads, which means that they are capable of causing extensive damages. Especially when a school bus is involved in an accident, there are particular risks. Children are likely to become seriously injured and even lose their lives in the event of a school bus crash. If you have been injured in one of these accidents, it is crucial that you seek the help of an accident attorney.
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