At Least 20 Students Injured In Afternoon School Bus Crash In Dinwiddie County

Michael Campbell February 18, 2016 Dinwiddie News

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, VIRGINIA – Several students were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a Dinwiddie County school bus collided with another bus along a busy county roadway Thursday afternoon.

According to Virginia State Police, 22 students were injured after the two buses hit each other along the 5800 block of Boydton Plank Road (United States Route 1) near the intersection of Hofheimer Way, in front of popular local grocery store Produce Center #1.

The bus was transporting students from Dinwiddie Middle School and Dinwiddie High School at the time of the crash. Uninjured students were bused to nearby Eastside Community Enhancement Center for pickup by parents, according to Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office deputies on scene.

Those with injuries were taken to John Randolph Medical Center in Hopewell and Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg for treatment. Dinwiddie deputies and state police troopers reiterated that those injured did not suffer serious injury.

The cause of the crash is still being determined and Virginia State Police is expected to release more details in the coming days.

Some who were in the area at the time of the crash report that another vehicle triggered the two buses’ collision. Those details have not be confirmed by police.

Boydton Plank Road and Hofheimer Way were shut down in alternating fashion to allow traffic along the stretch of road to maintain some movement and for safe cleanup of the road. Both roads resumed normal traffic flow just before the 5 p.m. hour.

Stay with The Dinwiddie Monitor as we work to gather more information on this story.

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