CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Two students suffered minor injuries on Tuesday morning when an SUV crashed into the back of a Chesterfield school bus. Police say the man driving the SUV, 60-year-old Jerry Brown, has been charged with reckless driving.
School bus #36 was traveling north on Jefferson Davis Highway when it stopped near Old Bermuda Hundred Road to pick up students. An SUV hit the back of the bus, even though the bus' lights were flashing, police said.
According to a spokesperson for Chesterfield Schools, 42 students were on the bus and 36 were headed to Elizabeth Davis Middle School.
We talked to a man who saw this happen and he says, he's not surprised a crash happened here.
"Because the way these cars come down through here in the morning, you know, they're 45-50 miles and hour, and it's really dangerous," said Jeff Via.
One of the students who says her name is Kacey told us she was injured and was going to get check out at the hospital.
"I was shocked, scared, worried. Just everything happening at once. It was just not acceptable," she said.
While several students were checked out by rescue, only two were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries, according to Chesterfield Police. Brown was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.