Some bystanders watched over the individual, who was on the ground next to the wheelchair, and tried to look out for oncoming cars.
It was initially unclear whether the person was conscious.
A crowd of bystanders gathered on the street and watched as ambulances, police cars and a firetruck arrived at the scene.
“Everyone knew that something happened right now, just within the past couple minutes,” said Nitin Goel, who came to the scene after seeing it from his dorm room window.
Representatives from Chapel Hill Transit were also present at the scene.
Police spray-painted the location of the bus and the wheelchair on the street, as first responders took care of the person and transported the individual onto a stretcher and then to an ambulance.
Students on the street began speculating as to what happened.
“Lots of people were saying that he actually got hit by the bus and they had to pull him out, I’m not quite sure if that’s what happened,” said Karoline White, a bystander.
The crowd eventually dispersed, but a few police officers and Chapel Hill Transit representatives were still present.
The individual's name is still unknown.
The Daily Tar Heel will continue to update the story when more information is made available.