A school bus in Virginia carrying three students got into a crash that involved an 18-wheel log truck on Tuesday, September 10. None of the three students were injured but the bus driver did need to be taken to the hospital via ambulance, though the injury was to his arm and it was not life-threatening.
The accident happened in the 1100 block of Buckthorn Drive, near the Holland road intersection at 7:56 a.m. The bus was in the process of picking up Southwestern Elementary School students. The driver of the log truck was apparently driving on the wrong side of the road. The two vehicles, the log truck and the school bus, were each approaching from opposite directions and at a sharp curve in the road, the back end of the log truck crossed over the center line. The bus went into a ditch and needed to be towed.
The Suffolk Police Department and Suffolk Fire and Rescue both responded to the accident and assessed the scene.
Thankfully there were only three students on the bus at the time of the crash. All of the parents of the three students were contacted after another bus came to take the children to school. A spokeswoman for the school district, said that one parent did decide to take their child to the emergency room to get checked. She also says the bus appears to be a total loss.
Missouri Truck Accidents
Fortunately there were no fatal injuries in accident. Truck accidents can be very dangerous and even life threatening. If you or a loved one have been involved in a Missouri truck accident, it important to hold hold those responsible for causing the accident accountable.
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