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No students hurt in Chesterfield school bus incident on Route 288

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Posted at 8:32 AM, Dec 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-03 12:52:40-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- No children were hurt when a "cherry-picker truck" struck the top of a Chesterfield school bus, according to Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Steve Vick.

The incident happened Wednesday morning  on Route 288 south near Chester Road when a car slowed down while traveling down Route 288. That caused the vehicles behind the car to quickly slow down, Vick said.

school bus accident on Route 288

The driver of the cherry-picker swerved to miss the bus, but but its back right corner.

Virginia State Police continue to investigate exactly what caused the initial car to slow down, Vick said.

The bus was loaded with more than 20 high school students headed to the Appomattox Regional Governor's School. The students were moved to another bus to finish their ride to school.