Christie Clarke. Moss has been employed by the school system since 2011.
State police charged Moss, who was taken to VCU Medical Center with minor injuries, with reckless driving in connection with the crash. Clarke said Moss will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into the crash by the school system’s transportation office and state police.
The bus, which was carrying students ranging from prekindergarten to fifth grade, was headed to Sutherland Elementary School, Clarke said.
Paramedics checked out the students and the driver at the scene, but all were taken to local hospitals as a precaution, she said.
Clarke described the students’ injuries as mainly minor “bumps and bruises,” although one did suffer a broken arm.
The students were taken to VCU Medical Center, Southside Regional Medical Center, John Randolph Medical Center, Johnston-Willis Hospital and Chippenham Hospital, Clarke said.
In 2013, Moss was driving a Dinwiddie school bus that ran off River Road and hit a tree, sending 14 of the 41 students on board to local hospitals for minor injuries, according to a Richmond Times-Dispatch report on the crash.
Moss was cited for reckless All 32 students on board the bus escaped through the rear emergency door after the crash, Dinwiddie Fire Chief Dennis Hale said. driving and failure to maintain proper control in the 2013 crash but ultimately found not guilty, according to court records.
Dinwiddie Fire and EMS Chief Dennis Hale said nine ambulances from Dinwiddie, Colonial Heights, Chesterfield County, Ettrick and Matoaca responded to Thursday’s crash.
Although there was an initial report that one person was trapped on the bus, Hale said all aboard were able to quickly escape through the rear emergency door.
The students were visibly upset but otherwise seemed OK, Hale said.
“They did really, really well,” he said.
The bus was in the middle of its route when the crash occurred, and a substitute bus was sent to pick up the remainder of the students, Clarke said.