UPDATED: Driver, no children, hurt in school bus wreck

Jan. 22, 2013 @ 01:50 PM

UPDATED: A school bus driver was injured, but no children were hurt, when her bus wrecked and struck a tree Tuesday morning.
The wreck occurred at Lexington Avenue and Guyer Street just after 7 a.m., said High Point Police Department Capt. Mike Kirk. The bus went off the road before hitting a tree, he said.
Kirk said the driver appeared to have suffered some type of medical emergency that incapacitated her. Rescuers had to extract the bus driver, Kirk said.
The driver was transported to High Point Regional Hospital for treatment of injuries, said police Lt. B.W. Roberts.
Three children were on board the bus, but they didn’t have “visible injuries” and weren’t transported to the hospital, Roberts said.
The bus went off Lexington Avenue on the left side of the roadway and struck a large tree. Roberts said that authorities hadn’t determined the nature of the sudden medical condition that caused the driver to lose control of the bus.
Roberts said Tuesday that he doesn’t believe charges will be filed in the wreck, which only involved the school bus.
The bus was transporting children to Kirkman Park Elementary School on Centennial Street just north of the High Point University campus.

 

A school bus driver was injured, but no children were hurt, when her bus wrecked and struck a tree Tuesday morning.
The wreck occurred at Lexington Avenue and Guyer Street after 7 a.m., said High Point Police Department Capt. Mike Kirk. The bus went off the road before hitting a tree, he said.

Kirk said the driver appeared to have suffered some type of medical emergency that incapacitated her. Rescuers had to extract the bus driver, and her condition wasn't known as of Tuesday morning,  Kirk said.

Three children were on board the bus, but they weren't injured, the captain said.

The bus apparently was transporting children to Kirkman Park Elementary School on Centennial Street jusy

down from High Point University.