EMS personnel help a student off a city schools bus after a hit and run accident at Hill St. and the Chamber of Commerce lower parking lot. Two students were taken to the hospital to be checked out. / Bill Sanders / firstname.lastname@example.org
ASHEVILLE — Two students were taken to the hospital after a car hit the bus they were riding in Monday afternoon. The driver of the car left the scene, according to Charlie Glazener, spokesman for city schools.
“The students are being checked just to make sure they are OK,” said Sue Tripp, transportation coordinator for Asheville City Schools.
The bus was transporting special needs students who attend school for half a day. It was headed down Hill Street from Montford when the light blue car pulled out of the lower parking lot at the Asheville Chamber of Commerce building, Tripp said.
The driver of the bus swerved into the left lane to avoid the car, but the car hit the front corner of the bus and then glanced off the side, she said.
“This was not weather related at all,” Tripp said.
The driver of the bus and a second adult who was on the bus were not hurt.
Tripp said the bus was not damaged. She said anyone with information should call the Asheville Police Department.