Police: No students hurt in northeast Charlotte school bus crash

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

First responders were on the scene of an accident involving a school bus early Tuesday morning in northeast Charlotte.

Police had two lanes of inbound University City Blvd. closed around 8 a.m., near Oak Leigh Drive, as they investigated the crash.

Officials on scene told Channel 9 that the CMS bus was headed to Ridge Road Middle School and had three students and a driver on board. None of them were hurt.

Police said the school bus turned in front of a car, which crashed into the side of the bus. Officers said the bus driver was at fault.

Paramedics said nobody in the car was hurt in the accident.

Another bus was headed to the scene to take the students to school.

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools spokeswoman said the bus driver has taken a drug test and will not return to work until the results come back, which takes a few days.

She said if the tests come back negative, the driver can return to work. However, the police investigation will continue whether the driver could have prevented the accident. The spokeswoman said if it is determined he could have, CMS officials will decide on disciplinary action.

A spokesman with CMPD said they are waiting for the accident report to be completed before they determine if anyone will be cited.