A Nebo woman is facing multiple charges for causing a three-car collision behind a stopped school bus in Dysartsville Monday afternoon.
According to Trooper J.L. Sanders, of the N.C. Highway Patrol, around 3:30 p.m., Mary Jo Silvers, of Nebo, was traveling on Tater Town Loop when she slammed into the back of a Jeep, driven by David Austin. Austin’s vehicle then rear ended a Lincoln passenger car driven by Crystal Hodges, of Marion.
Hodges’ vehicle came within inches of hitting a stopped school bus carrying Glenwood Elementary students. Hodges and three other passengers in the Lincoln were taken to McDowell Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, emergency personnel said at the scene.
The students on the school bus were evaluated, but no one suffered any injuries from the wreck, Sanders said. Many parents arrived on the scene to pick up their child.
Silvers told troopers the sun was in her eyes and she couldn’t see to stop from hitting the vehicle. She was charged with multiple infractions including revoked tag, revoked license, no insurance, unsafe tires, expired registration and failure to reduce speed.
Dysartsville Fire Department, N.C. Highway Patrol, McDowell EMS, McDowell Rescue, McDowell County Schools, McDowell Sheriff’s Office and first responders assisted at the scene.