Two in­jured when SUV hits Ch­ester­field school bus

Po­lice: Jeep’s driver may have been in­tox­i­cated; 1 hurt in an­other crash

Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - Metro - BY ALI ROCKETT Rich­mond Times-Dis­patch

A stu­dent is in­jured af­ter a Ch­ester­field County Pub­lic Schools bus was hit by a Jeep Fri­day af­ter­noon, and po­lice say the driver of the SUV may have been in­tox­i­cated. A sec­ond crash was re­ported in­volv­ing a pri­vate school bus.

The first crash oc­curred around 2:30 p.m. Fri­day at the in­ter­sec­tion of Rock­dale Road and Lindell Road, near Reams Road and Powhite Park­way, ac­cord­ing to Ch­ester­field po­lice.

The school bus was headed south on Rock­dale Road when it was struck on the left side by a Jeep Chero­kee that was trav­el­ing north on Lindell Road.

“The driver of the Jeep dis­re­garded the stop sign at the in­ter­sec­tion,” po­lice said. “At this point, po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the pos­si­bil­ity that the driver of the Jeep was in­tox­i­cated; the driver of the Jeep is in cus­tody.”

One stu­dent, a boy, and the bus driver were trans­ported to the hos­pi­tal with non-lifethreat­en­ing in­juries, po­lice said. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing.

A sec­ond bus crash was re­ported in south Ch­ester­field County at East Hun­dred Road and Enon Church Road Fri­day.

The driver of a pri­vate school bus may have run a red light, po­lice said. The bus then struck an SUV, caus­ing the car to roll over.

Po­lice said there were no ma­jor in­juries but some mi­nor ones. The bus driver was trans­ported to a hos­pi­tal.

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