The Havelock Police Department is searching for a driver involved in a hit-and-run wreck with a school bus Tuesday afternoon.
The police department responded to the scene of the hit-and-run at approximately 3:49 p.m. on Jan. 25. The school bus was near Havelock Middle School when it was struck from behind, resulting in minor damage to the bus.
There were approximately 20 children on board the bus when the collision occurred. No children were injured and fire and EMS services were not requested at the scene, according to the Havelock Police Department.
The suspect's vehicle is described as a white Toyota Highlander driven by an elderly white female. The vehicle was last seen traveling east on Webb Boulevard after the collision.
Anyone who saw the collision or has any information about the hit-and-run is asked to contact the Havelock Police Department at 252-447-3212.
Havelock Police Chief Christopher Morning said he urged any driver involved in an accident to pull over and wait for law enforcement to respond.
"You should try to pull over in a safe spot if you can and check on the other person. Wait for law enforcement and answer any questions that they have," said Morning.
Morning said accidents involving school buses are rare in the Havelock area.
"It's rare but we'll get complaints about someone passing a stopped school bus or such," he commented. "I think we're very fortunate that we don't have a widespread problem."
This article originally appeared on Sun Journal: Havelock police search for hit-and-run suspect that hit a school bus