School bus involved in serious accident in west Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - One person was seriously injured when a Volvo collided with a school bus in west Charlotte Wednesday morning.

The accident involved Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools bus No. 802, driven by Shera Hubert, and occurred near the bus garage.

Police said the Volvo, driven by John Froneberger, was headed west on Wilkinson Boulevard when it slammed into the back of the school bus.

Police said the force of the impact caused the Volvo to go underneath the bus.

Froneberger became trapped inside the wreckage.  Crews worked to free him from the car. 

 “We’re just hoping that especially the guy in the Volvo, the car was so crunched up that we were afraid that he was … it took him a little bit of time to get him out of there,” said business owner Gus Karapanos.

Police said Froneberger was transported to Carolinas Medical Center Main with life-threatening injuries.  Hubert was transported also with minor injuries, officials said.

There were no children on the bus.