Driver at fault in Cary school bus accident

January 19, 2011 9:17:54 AM PST
Police say no students were hurt in a school bus accident at Chapel Hill Road and Maynard Road in Cary.

Around 8:40 a.m., a car and a bus collided in rush hour traffic.

Emergency workers were sent to the scene.

They say 13 students bound for Northwoods Elementary School were on the bus.

Parents were notified and the students were transferred to another school bus to be taken to school.

The woman driving the car was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. School bus driver Felicia Williford, 39, has a wrist injury.

Police said Williford caused the accident by turning left in front of the oncoming car. She has been charged with failure to yield.

"It was green. Both directions had a green light, but the bus failed to yield the right of way to the oncoming car and turned into the path of the car causing the crash," explained Sgt. Greg Savage with the Cary Police Department.

School officials say they'll look at the police report before deciding if Williford will face any disciplinary action.

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