Two students hurt in Suffolk school bus crash

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Two students were injured when a school bus was involved in a crash in Suffolk Thursday.

Diana Klink with the City of Suffolk said the crash happened at 4 p.m. at the intersection of Bridge Road and Harbour View Boulevard.

Klink said a Suffolk Public School bus was taking 51 students from Creekside Elementary School when it was hit by a passenger vehicle. Investigators said the Toyota RAV-4 had merged to avoid hitting another vehicle that had improperly changed lanes, and hit the school bus.

Klink said the vehicle that had improperly changed lanes, a dark-colored Lexus with a blue license plate cover, fled the scene.

Four students complained about bumped heads or knees after the accident, but Klink said only two students needed to be seen by rescue personnel.

Another school bus came to the scene of the crash and took the students home. The two students who were injured were not taken to the hospital, but were taken care of until their parents arrived to take them home.

If you have any information about the at-fault Lexus, you’re asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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Suffolk school bus crash on May 22, 2014. (WAVY/Drew Smith)
Suffolk school bus crash on May 22, 2014. (WAVY/Drew Smith)
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