Updated as of May 26 at 1:57 p.m. to include a response from Burlington Police Department. 

An Alamance-Burlington School System bus was one of three vehicles involved in a motor vehicle crash May 25, according to a media release by the Burlington Police Department. 

The bus was carrying 44 Williams High School students, four of which “alleged injury” during the collision and were treated by Alamance County EMS, according to the release. 

Michael Maness, an ABSS employee and physical education teacher at Marvin B. Smith Elementary School, was operating Bus 31 on his daily route when he was “distracted by an inoperable vehicle (not involved in crash) parked on the southbound shoulder of NC-62,” the release said. 

Maness, 28, told police that as he refocused on the road, traffic stopped, and he was unable to brake, according to the release. The bus struck the rear of the car in front of the bus, which was completely destroyed, causing one more vehicle to collide as well. In total, three cars were impacted by the crash, according to the release. 

The release said Maness was determined “the sole contributory driver in the collision and was cited on-scene for, Failing to Reduce Speed to avoid a collision.”

Maness is set to appear in court Aug. 12.

The Burlington Police Department told Elon News Network there was no additional information as of May 26.