Lynika Silver carries her daughter Kamaiya Silver, 6, with her son Kamdon Silver, 8, clutching her arm as they walk away from an accident involving a school bus and a car Tuesday on Jeffreys Road. Both of Silver's children were on the bus at the time of the accident.

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Lynika Silver carries her daughter Kamaiya Silver, 6, with her son Kamdon Silver, 8, clutching her arm as they walk away from an accident involving a school bus and a car Tuesday on Jeffreys Road. Both of Silver's children were on the bus at the time of the accident.

Minor injuries reported in school bus-car collision

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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.

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Oh me oh my

Ahh hello dough dough. It was a block which isn't far. Please lets let you come speeding straight up to the accident upset and run over somebody elses kids or even your own. Really....think about it! It was raining and you didn't know the situation ahead of you. Why let you or anyone else drive up to the scene which wasn't that serious and take a chance of hurting others. You folks always find the bad and complain when people risk t lives to help you everday and all you have to say is your mad because you had to walk. What would say if your kids were ok and the officer allowed another upset parent drive up to scene and accidently run over one of your kids. Then you would be complaining that the officer didn't do his job blocking all traffic!!! You can't win in this city!!!Lazyness and sorryness. I'm glad to see nobody was seriously hurt in the accident and even after it. Thanks to police, ems, and fire for doing your job and following protocal as it seems some people you can never please!

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