Van slams into house after trying to pass school bus, CMPD says

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Officials said a minivan crashed into a home Thursday morning after trying to pass traffic in front of a north Charlotte elementary school.

According to police, there was a line of vehicles, including a school bus waiting to get into Windsprings Elementary School on Horrace Mann Road when the driver of the minivan tried to drive around the traffic.

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While driving in the wrong lane, police said the minivan driver's view was blocked by the school bus, causing the van to collide with a pickup truck that was making a left turn.

“It just shocked me. I don't know why they would just want to come around the traffic and the bus. All the traffic would have stopped,” said Terrance Adams, the driver of the pickup truck.

The van then crashed into a home on Lakota Court.

No one inside the house was hurt, but fire officials said the home is no longer safe to live in.

The minivan driver was taken to a hospital with injuries but is expected to make a full recovery.

Police said the driver is not facing charges at this point.

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