No injuries after minor two-vehicle accident involving Dinwiddie school bus

By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup
Posted: Oct 20, 2017 | 6:11 p.m. 

DINWIDDIE – Virginia State Police are investigating an accident involving a Dinwiddie County school bus and a second vehicle during the evening commute Friday.

According to officials with Dinwiddie County Public Schools, around 4 p.m. Friday, Dinwiddie school bus No. 61 was involved in a two-vehicle accident with ten secondary students on board. At the time of the accident, the school bus was traveling along Colemans Lake Road when it was struck by another vehicle.

“Based on assessments made at the scene, there were no injuries reported by the students, the bus driver, or the driver of the other vehicle,” schools representative Christie Clarke said in a statement Friday afternoon.

Staff at Dinwiddie Schools’ central office contacted the parents and families of those ten students that were aboard the bus at the time of the accident.

State Police are leading the investigation into the accident, according to the school division.

This is the second minor accident involving a county school bus during the month of October. On October 10, Dinwiddie Schools reported there was a minor accident that involved Dinwiddie school bus No. 13 at Midway Elementary School, with the bus entering the school’s bus loop from Cox Road during the morning commute when it was struck by another vehicle that was leaving the school parking lot.

At the time, there were 20 students aboard the bus, according to school officials and, based on assessments made at the scene of the accident, there were no injuries reported by the students, bus driver, or driver of the other vehicle.

That accident is also being investigated by Virginia State Police and no updates have been released by the school division on the status of that investigation.

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