An Orange County school bus driver was charged early Thursday and two teens were injured when their vehicles collided in western Orange County.
No students were on the bus at the time of the accident, State Highway Patrol Trooper D.L. Metts said. The bus driver, William Plummer, 57, of Hillsborough, was charged with failure to yield, he said.
Plummer was pulling away from a stop sign at the intersection of Mt. Willing and Buckhorn roads just before 8 a.m. when his school bus collided with a black Ford traveling south on Buckhorn Road, Metts said. The impact knocked the Ford into a Toyota waiting at a stop sign on Mt. Willing Road, he said.
The Toyota’s driver was not injured, Metts said. The Ford’s driver and passenger were taken to Duke Hospital for treatment of seatbelt-related injuries; the 18-year-old female driver, of Burlington, had only scrapes and bruises, Metts said, but her 17-year-old passenger, of Mebane, broke her collarbone.
Plummer was taken to UNC Hospitals in Hillsborough with undetermined injuries, Metts said.