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Four children hurt after school bus accident in Danville

Police say the bus pulled in front of a car

March 05, 2012|Web staff

DANVILLE, Va. — Four children are at the hospital after a school bus accident in Danville.

It happened around 2:30 Monday afternoon when police say the bus pulled out in front of a car on North Main Street turning onto Colonial Place.

The children suffered minor injuries. The driver of the bus is charged with failure to yield right of way.

Here's the release from Danville police:

A vehicle crash involving a Danville City School Bus sent four children to the hospital this afternoon.

At approximately 2:31 pm Danville Police responded to the intersection of North Main Street and Colonial Place for a vehicle crash involving a school bus. The investigation revealed that School Bus #98 from O.T. Bonner Middle School was traveling south on North Main Street and turned left into the path of a 1996 Nissan 4 dr Maxima traveling north on North Main Street. The bus was attempting to turn onto Colonial Place. The driver of the Nissan, a 27-year-old Danville woman, received non-life threatening injuries and did not have to be transported from the scene. Her vehicle sustained approximately $3,500 damage as a result of the crash.

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Four (4) of the twenty-eight students who were on the bus went to Danville Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Three were transported by EMS personnel, and the fourth was transported by a parent. Parents of affected students were contacted by school officials. The ages of the children reporting injuries were 11, 12, and 15 (two).

As a result of the crash, the driver of the bus, Lynette Carol Lanier, age 38 of Danville, was charged with failure to yield right-of-way.

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