Two were injured Monday morning after a car crashed into the rear of a Charlotte-Mecklenburg school bus on Wilkinson Boulevard. The crash happened at approximately 9 a.m. on the 2900 block of Wilkinson Boulevard near Ashley Road.
According to police, a 21-year-old male driving a 1995 Volvo crashed into the bus from behind. It took emergency crews around 13 minutes to free the man from his vehicle that was plowed underneath the rear of the bus.
Crews shut down the outbound lanes of Wilkinson Boulevard for several hours to conduct an investigation.
The woman driving the bus suffered minor injuries. The man driving the Volvo was transported to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries and was in critical condition Wednesday afternoon.
Since 2001, an alarming 1,368 people have died in school transportation related crashes–this is an average of 137 fatalities annually. 7 percent of these fatalities accounted for occupants of school transportation vehicles, and 21 percent accounted for non-occupant fatalities. Most of the fatalities in these crashes, were occupants of the other vehicles involved. School buses carry our most precious cargo on the road (our children). So the importance of practicing safe driving around school-transporation vehicles cannot be overstated.
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