Greyhound bus overturns in Vance County

April 22, 2008 5:36:35 AM PDT
Twelve people had minor injuries after a Greyhound bus driver fell asleep and his vehicle ran off the road and overturned early Tuesday, the North Carolina Highway Patrol said. The wreck occurred about 5:45 a.m. on U.S. 1 just south of Henderson and about 40 miles north of Raleigh as the bus traveled south. Troopers said there were 29 passengers on the bus, which was bound for Fayetteville.

Patrol spokesman Lt. Everett Clendenin said all the passengers were taken to Mariah Parham Hospital in Henderson, where some were treated for minor injuries. Passengers waited in the hospital's auditorium for another bus.

Clendenin said bus driver Steven Leverne Holloman, 52, of Fredericksburg, Va. was charged with careless and reckless driving.

"Mr. Holloman stated to troopers that he was very tired and fell asleep at the wheel," Clendenin said.

Troopers said the bus ran into a ditch, rolled onto its right side and slid about 100 feet.


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