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Four injured after crash sends Virginia school bus through guardrail, down embankment
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Four injured after crash sends Virginia school bus through guardrail, down embankment

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Three students and the bus driver were injured after the bus collided with a truck on Appalachian Drive Monday afternoon.

There were four injuries as a result of a collision between a Henry County school bus and a Dodge Ram pickup truck Monday afternoon.

At 3:55 p.m. in the 5000 block of Appalachian Drive (Va. 57), Henry County Public Schools Bus 86 carrying 12 students and the driver collided with a truck, sending the bus through a guardrail and down an embankment. The bus came to rest near the railroad tracks below.

“There are four reported injuries, all are non-life threatening injuries, the bus driver and three students,” a report from the Virginia State Police stated.

The black pickup had extensive damage to the driver’s side front, door and wheel area. Two airbags had been deployed.

The VSP Crash Investigation Team is responding to assist and the roadway was closed while the school bus was being removed. By about 6 p.m. two tow trucks had pulled the bus up to the edge of the road.

Bill Wyatt is a reporter for the Martinsville Bulletin. He can be reached at 276-638-8801, Ext. 236. Follow him @billdwyatt.

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