Driver charged after crash with Pittsylvania County school bus on Friday

Southside Virginia News


PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Authorities say a Pittsylvania County driver has been charged after being involved in a collision with a school bus on Friday afternoon.

According to Virginia State Police, a Pittsylvania County school bus and a 2015 Buick Enclave were involved in the crash, which took place shortly before 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12 at the intersection of Piney Road and Climax Road.

Police told WFXR News that the driver of the Buick — 47-year-old Amati Marlione Herndon of Chatham — was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was brought to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.

Authorities say Herndon was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign.

In addition, the man driving the school bus — identified by officials as 53-year-old Charles B. Cundiff of Chatham — was wearing his seatbelt, but he was also taken to the hospital.

Virginia State Police told WFXR News there were no students on the bus at the time of the crash.

This was the fourth crash involving a school bus in Southside Virginia last week, with the other three taking place in Henry County.

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