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Driver slammed into school bus that stopped to pick up students

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Posted at 10:59 AM, May 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-25 11:00:15-04

RUSSELL COUNTY, Va. -- A driver suffered life-threatening injuries after they drove into the back of a stopped Russell County school bus, according to Virginia State Police. Among the 17 students on the bus, one minor injury was reported.

"A Russell County Public Schools bus was stopped in the right eastbound lane [of Route 58] to pick up students when a 2003 Honda sedan failed to stop in time and ran into the back of the bus," a Virginia State Police spokesperson wrote in an email. "The bus's flashing lights were activated at the time of the crash."

The crash was reported at about 7:51 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25, along Route 58 near Hawkins Mill Road.

Charges are pending against the driver as the investigation remains ongoing.

Russell County is located in far southwest Virginia.

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