Private school bus runs off road, into woods in Cary

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A school bus crashed into woods Wednesday after the driver had a medical emergency.

Authorities are investigating a crash involving a private school bus in Cary after the bus driver became ill Wednesday morning.

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It happened around 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of NC-55 and Highfield Avenue.

According to Carrie Roman with the Town of Cary, the bus from Triangle Math and Science Academy was going south on NC-55 when the driver had a medical issue. The school bus then hopped the curb, and plowed into a wooded area.



Amazingly, the bus missed some large trees.

About 20 to 25 elementary and middle school-aged students were on board at the time. They were checked out by EMS, and appeared to be OK.

The students were stranded at the crash scene until another bus arrived to pick them up.

They said it felt like they were on a roller coaster.

Their parents were notified about what happened before the students returned to class.

The bus driver, Quan Scott of Durham, was taken to WakeMed in Apex. His condition is unknown at this time.

Witnesses said he was able to walk away from the accident.

"He said he blacked out." Neighbor Mary Angelo said. "The kids they were screaming and yelling and some of them were crying. So I said, 'hurry up and get off the bus and watch the leaves because there may be some poison ivy, let's go up to the higher ground here.'"

Officials said because the school bus was in the woods, no lanes of NC-55 were blocked but there were onlooker delays.

The bus was pulled out of the wooded area hours later.



ABC11 has learned Scott has been driving for the school for about a year.

Mr. Kara, the principal of Triangle Math and Science Academy, decided to ride home with the students who were in the bus accident.

Mr. Kara, the principal of Triangle Math and Science Academy, decided to ride home with the students who were in a bus accident


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