1 student, driver of Jeep transported after school bus crash in Chesterfield County

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Police in Chesterfield County are reporting a collision between a school bus and a car which happened Thursday morning in Ettrick.

Police said the incident happened at 8:10 a.m. at the intersection of Chesterfield Avenue and Granger Street and involved students riding to Matoaca Middle School on bus route 21.

The incident happened when a Jeep was turning left from Chesterfield Avenue onto Granger Street and into the bus that was traveling west from Chesterfield Avenue onto River Road.

Police said the Jeep failed to yield to the bus and as a result, struck the rear driver’s side where students were sitting.

One student and the driver of the Jeep were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Once at school, two more students who were on the bus were checked out again, but not transported.

A Chesterfield County Schools official said if a student expressed a need to talk with parents, they were encouraged to use the phone to do so.

The driver of the Jeep was issued a summons for failure to yield.

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