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School bus driver charged after crash sends students, other driver to hospital

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Posted at 8:46 AM, Apr 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-28 13:58:45-04

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- A school bus driver was charged after a crash that sent three elementary school students and another driver to the hospital, according to Hanover Sheriff's Office spokesman Major Mike Trice. All of the injuries were described as "minor."

"Our investigation has determined that a Hanover County school bus was travelling west on Mountain Road when it struck a 2005 Ford pick-up that was stopped in the lane of traffic waiting to make a left turn," Trice said. "The driver of the school bus was charged with Following to Close."

You can see damage to front of the bus. Part of windshield shattered. (PHOTO: Jasmine Norwood)

You can see damage to front of the bus. Part of windshield shattered. (PHOTO: Jasmine Norwood)

There were four elementary school students on the bus at the time. The school bus driver was not hurt. The crash happened near the intersection of Route 33 and Bethany Church Road in Montpelier at about 8 a.m.