A Roanoke County school bus ran off Buck Mountain Road this morning after the driver suffered “a medical incident,” but all the students are safe, according to the Roanoke County Police Department. For more on the story, click here.
Here’s the full release from police:
Accident involving Roanoke County School bus
• Type of Crash: Single Vehicle Crash
• Date of Crash: 01/30/09 Time of Crash: 0725
• Location of Crash: 4000 block of Buck Mt. Rd
• Investigating Officer: J. Duffy
• Victim Name(s): Sowder, Albert R.
• Suspect Name(s): N/A
• Charges if Applicable: N/A
• The road was blocked to traffic
• Alcohol and/or drugs were not a factor.
• Seatbelts were worn by the victim(s).
• Weather was not a factor in the crash.
• Additional Remarks: A Roanoke County School Bus traveling East in the 4000 block of Buck Mt. Rd ran off of the right of way of the road and came to a stop in a ditch. The school bus contained approximately 15 students. There were no injuries as a result of the accident and all of the children were transported to school. The bus driver was transported to a local hospital. The accident is being attributed to a medical incident.