Two people are injured after an accident involving a school bus in west Charlotte Wednesday morning.

The crash happened around 9:15 a.m. in the 2900 block of Wilkinson Boulevard.  According to emergency crews, a 21-year-old Charlotte man suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to Carolinas Medical Center.

It took 18 firefighters 20 minutes to rescue the man from his car after colliding into the rear of the school bus.

The driver of the bus was also injured and was transported to CMC. Luckily, no students were on the bus at the time of the crash.

According to witnesses, there was heavy traffic on the road at the time of the crash.

When there’s heavy, stop-and-go traffic on the road, the likelihood of a crash increases exponentially.  During times of high traffic, it’s more important than ever to stay alert and pay attention to what is going on around you.  If you or your loved ones find yourselves in a serious accident, call the trusted Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.