Authorities in south Charlotte, North Carolina, responded to a serious crash involving a school bus loaded with students on Wednesday morning.
The crash occurred around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, on on Sharon Road in Charlotte.
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— The Charlotte Observer (@theobserver) May 11, 2022
Authorities say that a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools bus was transporting about 40 students to South Mecklenburg High when the bus became involved in a head-on crash with a dump truck and a car.
Both the bus driver and the dump truck driver were pinned and required extrication by firefighters, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Fifteen students were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Authorities report that two other people were transported, one with serious injuries and one with life-threatening injuries.
It isn’t clear what caused the crash or whether any charges will be filed.
This is a developing story.