COVINGTON, Va. (WFXR) — Covington school officials and first responders were called to the scene of a crash Thursday morning after a vehicle hit a school bus with 17 students on board.
According to Covington City Public Schools, one of the district’s buses was bringing students to Edgemont Primary School and Jeter-Watson Intermediate School when it got involved in a “minor” crash at approximately 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, April 28.
School officials tell WFXR News that a vehicle collided with the front of the bus at the intersection of East Madison Street and South Carolton Drive.
The bus driver quickly reported the incident using a radio on board the bus. A school nurse, the school superintendent, the Edgemont principal, the director of transportation, and the director of instruction arrived at the scene shortly afterward, the district says.
According to officials, the nurse and the Covington Rescue Squad screened the students aboard the bus for injuries, determining that two of those students had non-life threatening injuries.
Another bus was reportedly rerouted to the scene of the crash to transport the rest of the students to school. Meanwhile, the Covington Division of Police is investigating the incident.