A school bus from Benvenue Elementary School and a car collided in rainy weather on Tuesday afternoon on northbound Jeffreys Road.
Two of the 29 children on the bus suffered minor injuries, and there were minor injuries to the occupants of the car – but everyone that was hurt is in stable condition. Rocky Mount police Cpl. Mike Lewis said.
The car in the collision had been pushed into the shoulder of the road and had substantial damage.
Several ambulances were on the scene, but it was unclear whether any students or the driver of the vehicle were being transported to the hospital.
To get to her children who were on the bus, Lynika Silver walked a block down Jeffreys Road in the rain past a Rocky Mount police cruiser by Benvenue Plaza that was blocking off traffic. She then walked her children, 6-year-old Kamaiya and 8-year-old Kamdon, back to her car.
She said she was upset that police wouldn’t let her drive to the scene of the accident.
“I had to walk. How can they do that? These are our children. They wouldn’t let us drive down here,” she said.
Kamaiya Silver said her mouth was hurting, and her mother said she was taking her daughter to the hospital.
“They said somebody hit the bus,” Silver said.