Six students, driver injured when school bus overturns in Nash County

From staff reportsApril 2, 2014 

— Six elementary school students were taken to the hospital after a Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools bus overturned on a two-lane road near Nashville on Wednesday morning.

There were eight students on the bus when the driver lost control on Boddie Mill Pond Road at about 7:30 a.m. and ran off the road, according to Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools spokeswoman Ashley Simmons.

The students were on their way to Nashville Elementary School. Simmons said six of the students were taken to Nash General Hospital, along with the driver, and two students were taken to the school by their parents.

None of the injuries were serious, Simmons said. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Nashville Elementary School principal Sharon Huneycutt and school nurse Misti Phillips were among those who responded to the accident, according to a statement from Superintendent Anthony Jackson.

“Mrs. Huneycutt and her nurse Misti Phillips did an amazing job of taking care of the students at the scene and reassuring anxious parents that their children were being taken care of.” Jackson said “They are to be commended for a job well done. We are fortunate that this was not more serious.”

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