2 Richmond school buses struck in separate field trip accidents

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Two Richmond city school buses were struck by vehicles while transporting students to and from a field trip Tuesday.

The first incident occurred in the 2600 block of West Broad Street. Officials say the driver of the striking vehicle fled the scene. Richmond School officials say the bus was transporting a group of students from Boushall Middle School to a field trip to the Virginia Science Museum.

The second incident occurred at 1:12 p.m. at the railroad crossing at Hopkins Road and Jeff Davis Highway. Police say the school bus was carrying 29 students when it was struck in the rear while crossing the tracks.

There are no reports of any injuries. Richmond Police are continuing to investigate both incidents.

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