School bus driver swerved before striking Prince George utility pole

Posted at 8:44 AM, Mar 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-19 11:29:42-04

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. — A school bus driver in Prince George County swerved to avoid something in the road before the bus struck a utility pole Monday morning, according to Prince George County Fire and EMS.

“Before [the crash] we were just talking and on our phones and all of a sudden I fell out of my seat,” a Moore Middle School student who sent photos and a video of the crash to the CBS 6 newsroom said. “We were hitting something. Then the bus driver got us back on road and to a safe place. If it wasn’t for her, the bus would have flipped.”

It was not clear how many students were on the bus at the time of the crash, but some students complained of minor injuries that included bumps and bruises.

Those students were picked up at the crash site by their parents.

A back-up bus picked up the uninjured students and brought them to school.

The crash occurred at about 6:45 a.m. near Allen Road and Jefferson Park Road.

This is a developing story. Witnesses can send news tips and photos here.

The crash remained under investigation.

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