Student injured after SUV collides with Durham school bus, official says

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A school bus in Durham was hit by an SUV on Wednesday, sending one student to the hospital, according to a Durham Public Schools spokesman.

The collision happened around 4:45 p.m. on Breedlove Avenue near Holloway Street, said Chip Sudderth of the Durham Public Schools.

The SUV struck the side of a school bus carrying 24 students, he said. The injured student was taken to the hospital for treatment but Sudderth said he had no word on the student’s condition.

“The principal has been to visit the student, and the injuries appear to be non-life-threatening,” Sudderth said.

Another bus picked up the remaining students and resumed the route, he said.

The school bus is assigned to the Early College High School and the New Tech High School, he said.

The collision was being investigated by the State Highway Patrol, according to Sudderth.

Joe Johnson is a reporter covering breaking stories for The News & Observer. He most recently covered towns in western Wake County and Chatham County. Before that, he covered high school sports for The Herald-Sun.