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Authorities: Driver arrested for wreck that injured 2 children, adult
Buford Highway wreck
Three people were injured Friday morning when they were struck by a car that officials say drove around a stopped school bus. - photo by Jim Dean

A driver that allegedly swerved around a school bus on Friday morning, striking and critically injuring two young children and an adult, has now been arrested and charged by Forsyth County authorities.  

Christopher Ray Frachiseur, 19, of Forsyth County has been arrested for multiple counts, including charges for allegedly causing serious injury by vehicle, driving under the influence of drugs, passing school bus while loading or unloading, driving too fast for conditions, failure to exercise due care and reckless driving.

Christopher Ray Frachiseur
Christopher Ray Frachiseur

Authorities say that at about 6:50 a.m. Friday morning, a Toyota Camry traveling east down Buford Highway, driven by Frachiseur, swerved to avoid hitting school bus that was stopped on the roadway with its stop arm extended.

The vehicle allegedly continued onto the sidewalk and struck two students, first and fourth-grade girls, who were waiting for the bus in the driveway of their home with an adult relative, 43-year-old Jose Arturo-Nunez .

All three individuals were rushed to local hospitals. And on Friday afternoon authorities said that one of the girls is currently in the Intensive Care Unit. Arturo-Nunez and the other girl are reportedly in a stable condition. 

Frachiseur was taken into custody and is being held in the Forsyth County Jail under no bond.

According to sheriff’s office spokesman, Cpl. Doug Rainwater, more charges against Frachiseur are possible, based on a toxicology screening.

Forsyth County School System Director of Communications Jennifer Caracciolo said that the bus was filled with students at the time of the wreck. Those students have been transported to Haw Creek on a different bus, and will be provided counselors for what they may have witnessed.

 This wreck is being investigated by the sheriff’s office’s traffic specialist unit.