School bus, car crash on West Peace Street in Raleigh

From staff reportsFebruary 7, 2013 

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Raleigh police investigate an accident on West Peace Street. A Wake County school bus and car collided Thursday morning.

ROBERT WILLETT — rwillett@newsobserver.com

— A school bus and a car crashed shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday morning in the 400 block of West Peace Street, sending a woman from the car and a student from the bus to WakeMed Hospital and closing the street for a time.

The driver of the car, who was not immediately identified, was believed to have serious injuries, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

The student was taken to the hospital as a precaution after complaining of a possible injury.

The bus was carrying nine students to Partnership Elementary School on Devereux Street, spokeswoman Samiha Khanna said.

A bus was taking the eight remaining students to the school at about 9:30, she said.

Emergency personnel received the crash report at 7:48 a.m., Sughrue said.

Police closed West Peace Street and the ramp to it from Capital Boulevard while they investigated the wreck and removed the vehicles.

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