Dinwiddie Bus Driver Charged in Crash That Left 22 Students Injured Thursday Afternoon

Michael Campbell February 19, 2016 Dinwiddie News

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, VIRGINIA – An unidentified Dinwiddie County bus driver has been charged with following too closely after police say they failed to stop in time for a stopped bus ahead of them, resulting in their bus rear-ending another county school bus, leaving 22 students injured and Boydton Plank Road & Hofheimer closed for a time Thursday afternoon.

According to Virginia State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller, just after 3 p.m. Thursday, a county school bus was traveling along Boydton Plank Road and came to a stop for a braking pickup truck ahead of it.

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Geller said a second bus traveling behind them failed to stop in time and struck the rear for the first bus, the impact of which propelled the first bus into the back of the pickup truck.

“There were 32 students on one bus and 41 students on another bus,” Geller confirmed. Of those, 22 students were taken to Hopewell’s John Randolph Medical Center and Petersburg’s Southside Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injures.

Neither bus driver or the driver of the pickup truck were injured in the crash.

The driver of the second school bus has been charged with following too closely. Their identity remains unknown.

Geller said the crash remains under investigation.

Stay with The Dinwiddie Monitor for the latest information on this developing story.

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