DUNGANNON, Va. (AP) — Authorities say 32 students have been injured in two school bus wrecks in Virginia.
Augusta County Schools tells multiple media outlets that 20 students from the Churchville area and an adult were injured in an accident on Tuesday morning. The injured were taken to a hospital and five were released. NBC29 reports the bus driver, Daniel W. Dull, 65, is being treated with serious injuries and was transferred to UVA Medical Center.
Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the bus ran off the road and hit a tree.
Geller says 12 students were injured on Monday in Scott County when a school bus ran off the road and hit a rock cliff wall. Four students suffered serious injuries and were taken to a hospital.
The driver, 48-year-old David M. Kinkead of Fort Blackmore, was charged with failure to maintain control.
Statement from Virginia State Police:
At 7:38 a.m., Tuesday (Aug. 25), Virginia State Police Trooper M.C. Brill responded to a single-vehicle crash involving a school bus. The crash occurred in the 2400 block of Hankey Mountain Highway/Route 250 in the Churchville community.
The Augusta County school bus was traveling east on Route 250 when it encountered a highway work zone that had traffic down to one lane. The bus struck the guardrail off the left side causing the driver to overcorrect. The bus then ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree.
The driver, Daniel W. Dull, 65, of West Augusta, Va., is being treated at UVA Hospital in Charlottesville for serious injuries.
There were 35 elementary, middle and high school students on the bus at the time of the crash. A total of 21 have been taken to Augusta Health for treatment of minor injuries.
Charges are pending at this time. The crash remains under investigation.
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