No students were injured when the driver of a private bus had what authorities called a “medical emergency” and veered off N.C. 55 in Cary, went over a curb and about 50 yards down an embankment.
About 25 elementary and middle school-aged Triangle Science and Math Academy students were on the bus at the time of the crash, said Cary spokeswoman Carrie Roman. The incident happened near the corner of 55 and Highfield Avenue at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
When the crash occurred, the driver was headed southbound on 55, toward High House Road, Roman said.
After the crash, the driver was taken to WakeMed Apex hospital, Roman said. She did not release the cause of the driver’s medical emergency or his age because of privacy concerns.
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None of the students needed medical attention, she said.
Six calls were made to 911 reporting the crash, five were made by motorists who saw the crash and one was made by a student on the bus, she said.
Several parents came to the scene of the crash to pick up their children, and the school assigned a new bus to take the remaining children to the school.
No roads were closed because of the crash, Roman said.