Two Caroline County, Virginia elementary school students were taken to Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center with minor injuries after a collision with a tractor-trailer on Monday morning sent their bus careening off the roadway.
Photos on social media showed a school bus on Va. 207 near Ladysmith Road past Caroline High School in Bowling Green, striking a guardrail and going off the road. A truck is visible in the median.
Twenty-three Bowling Green Elementary School students were evaluated on the scene. Two on Bus 63 were taken to the hospital, Caroline County Public Schools said in a statement Monday morning.
The man behind the wheel of the tractor-trailer, Anderson Williams, of Baltimore, has been charged with reckless driving.
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The crash occurred just before 8 a.m. Charles Hunter was commuting in the area when he saw children gathering on the roadway’s right shoulder around 8:15 a.m. soon after the crash.
“I could see the white tractor-trailer, he hit the back of the school bus, knocked the school bus over the guardrail into the woods, and he ran off into the median,” Hunter told WTOP.
“There were a lot of school kids that were there, they’d just exited the back of the bus because you couldn’t get out through the front. It looked like nobody was hurt. I assume it was the parents that were pulling over and checking out the kids.”