PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — After a pickup truck crashed into a Pittsylvania County school bus Wednesday morning — leaving two teenage girls injured — officials say the school bus driver has been charged for not obeying a stop light.
Virginia State Police say the crash took place shortly before 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26 at the intersection of Route 29 Business and Route 719.
According to authorities, the Pittsylvania County school bus — which was transporting seven minors at the time — was traveling south on Route 29, failed to stop at a red light, and was hit by a 2010 Ford F-150 at the intersection.
The driver of the bus — identified by police as 70-year-old Virgil L. Clay of Danville — was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured in the crash. However, he was charged with failure to obey a traffic signal.
Officials say a 17-year-old girl and an 18-year-old girl complained of being hurt, but they were not brought to the hospital by emergency medical services.
Meanwhile, the driver of the Ford — 50-year-old Christopher W. Lovern of Chatham — was also wearing his seatbelt and was not injured, according to Virginia State Police.