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12/20/10 11:44 AM
CARY - Chain reaction collision between three school activity busses on eastbound Highway 64 at Edinburgh Drive. Dispatched about 10:30 a.m. Occupants included about 113 eighth-graders on a field trip from Asheboro. Cary Fire Department responded with two engines, one ladder, one rescue, and two Battalion Chiefs. EMS second alarm dispatched, along with additional resources. Total of 14 ambulances from Cary, Apex, Wake County, and Six Forks EMS, plus four EMS district chiefs, one EMS chief, one Deputy Medical Directory. Total of 36 patients transported with minor injuries, one adult and 35 students. Other students and adults walked in groups to nearby hotel for shelter. Three transit busses requested. Units included Cary E3, E4, L3, R4, B1, B2, C2; EMS 51, 9, 42, 41, 52, 4, 124, 3, 14, 121, 123, 1, 32, 43, 6; D5, D2, D1, D4, M91, EMS 500, MD-20. "B" shift.
Mike Legeros photographs.