Jonesboro Site of Two Separate School Bus Wrecks This Morning

MARCH 6, 2006 - Posted at 4:11 p.m. CST

JONESBORO, AR - Officers with the Jonesboro Police Department were dispatched to two separate accidents involving school buses within a 30-minute time frame this morning.  In each case, the buses were struck by passenger vehicles while transporting students.

The first accident occured at approximately 7:04 a.m. at the intersection of McClure Street and Washington Avenue when a bus owned by the Jonesboro School District was struck by a car driven by Robert Lancaster of Jonesboro.  The accident occured as the bus, driven by Judy Lloyd, was stopped and the Lancaster attempted to turn his Toyota onto Washington, striking the front of the bus.  There were no injuries in the accident.

Meanwhile, 26 minutes later, the second accident occured in the 3300 block of Woodsprings Road when a bus owned by the Valley View district was struck in the rear by a car while the bus had stopped for a student to board.  According to a police report, a northbound car driven by Todd Faulkner of Jonesboro collided with the bus, driven by Norman Curtner of Jonesboro.  Curtner and the student boarding the bus were taken by private vehicle to local hospitals for treatment of minor injuries.