No kids injured when Chesterfield school bus driver suffers medical emergency

Posted at 4:48 PM, Oct 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-01 18:30:19-04

CHESTERFIELD, Va. -- A Chesterfield County school bus driver suffered a medical emergency driving elementary school students home Wednesday afternoon.

CBS 6 reporter Shelby Brown said that bus 507 was loaded with the students on their way home from Winterpock Elementary when the incident happened not far from the school.

A CBS 6 crew spotted the bus pulled off on the side of Otterdale Road, about a mile away from the school.

Parents called the school after they became alarmed waiting at the bus stop and their little ones still had not arrived.

One parent told CBS 6 that the school's the principal was on the bus when it finally dropped her son off. The principal explained what happened and told her that all the students on the bus were ok.

The woman said it was a harrowing experience for her son, who was worried about his driver.

“Yeah, he was afraid. He was like, ‘Mom, the bus driver fell asleep. I don’t know what happened with him.,” she said. “Thanks God nothing happened and I hope that he is ok."

School leaders would not comment on the situation, citing federal privacy laws.

However, EMS crews confirmed that the bus driver was taken to an area hospital.