School bus involved in accident, four students taken to hospital

Truck and school bus collide at Market Street and Gordon Road.
Truck and school bus collide at Market Street and Gordon Road.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A school bus, full of students, was involved in an accident Friday afternoon with a pickup truck, according to Wilmington Police.

The accident happened at the intersection of Gordon and Market Streets just before 2:45 p.m.  Roger Caulder, 28 of Fairmont, was trying to turn left onto Market Street from a bank parking lot when he crashed into the school bus from Blair Elementary.

Police say four students were taken to Cape Fear Memorial Hospital to be checked out, but are expected to be okay.  Caulder was also taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

According to police, Caulder will be charged with failure to yield.

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