An Onslow County bus driver will not be charged with striking a 16-year-old Jacksonville High School Student that resulted in the student being hospitalized, according to officials.
Barbara Revels, 56, of Jacksonville was driving through the intersection of Gum Branch Road near Indian Drive when she hit 16-year-old Gary Conner Long. According to a press release, Long failed to yield to the bus and ran into the road as the bus was driving through a green light at the intersection. Revels braked and turned the steering wheel and that’s when the front right bumper hit Long.
Jacksonville Police Department says they will not charge Revels, after consulting with the Onslow County District Attorney’s Office.
Long’s mother, Beverly Isenhart continues to update the public on her son’s health on Facebook. In an update Monday afternoon, Isenhart said Long’s “doctors have taken him off the vent and put in a smaller trach tube. He’s coming out of the medical sedation and is cognizant, responding to simple requests and commands.”
The family is asking for help raising $100,000 for “living expenses.” In the GoFund Me campaign, Isenhart stated that her son sustained life-threatening injuries and that she is a single mother, with a single income not expecting something of this magnitude to happen in her life.
To contribute to the GoFundMe site logon to www.gofundme.com/x6k8d7-medical-fund.