Man charged with reckless driving in Pittsylvania county bus crash

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PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY (WSLS 10) -  The driver of the car has been charged with reckless driving and driving on a suspended license. Police at the scene say there could be another charge pending.

Virginia State Police say the crash happened in Pittsylvania County when a car sideswiped a Pittsylvania Head Start bus then hit a pick-up truck head-on.

A 50-year-old bus attendant was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital after a car crashed into a bus.

The driver of the car said he was coming down Callands Rd. toward Chatham. The school bus was in front of him and was pulling off to make a pick up. He didn't have time to stop, so consequently he hit the back of the bus, bounced into oncoming traffic and hit a Ford truck going the other way. He said he was only one in the car and his only injuries were its to his hands.

Police say the driver of the truck is a paramedic for Region 1 and as soon as crash happened he got out of his truck to help students.

According to a press release, six children were treated and released. The students are from Pittsylvania Community Action