Six Students Taken to Hospital After Pitt County Bus Accident

Six Students Taken to Hospital After Pitt County Bus Accident

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Around 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, near Wesley Church Road and Stantonsburg road outside of Farmville a school bus was in an accident.

Troopers tell WITN that Kail McKinney was heading North on Wesley Church Road when he failed to yield to another pickup truck. Officials say McKinney did not give right of way to the other driver and ended up hitting a school bus as a result.

Pitt County Schools say 6 of the 30 children on the bus were taken to the hospital. They are in good condition.

The bus was transporting Farmville Central High School and Farmville Middle School students to class when the accident occurred. The children have been medically cleared and sent back to school. The school system says its bus driver was not at fault and that protocol will be followed to inspect and repair the bus involved.

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