Minor injuries reported, driver charged after Appomattox County crash involving a school bus


APPOMATTOX COUNTY, Va. – Several students and a driver were hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash involving a school bus and a 2008 Chevy Trailblazer in Appomattox County Friday morning, according to Virginia State Police.

Authorities said the crash happened shortly before 8 a.m. at the intersection of Route 460 westbound and Peach Street, when the Trailblazer struck the rear of the school bus.

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State troopers told 10 News that of the 40 students that were onboard at the time of the incident, seven were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle, identified as Chester Hickman, Jr., was transported to a local medical facility with minor injuries as well, VSP said.

We’re told Hickman, 57, of Pamplin, was charged with reckless driving.

At this time, details are limited but we will continue to update this article as information becomes readily available.

Stay with 10 News as this breaking news story develops.

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