83-year-old bus driver charged in Pittsylvania County vehicle crash

Virginia State Police said it's investigating a two vehicle crash, involving a Pittsylvania County school bus, that happened around 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 24.

Police said the bus driver failed to yield the right of way while making a left turn from Oakland Drive onto Mount Cross Road and was hit by a driver in a pickup truck.

The bus driver, identified as John Henry Patterson, 83, of Danville was not injured.

There were 18 kids on the bus, eight were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck, identified as a 17-year-old boy, was wearing his seatbelt and was also taken to the hospital for his injuries, also his passenger, a 15-year-old boy, was taken to the hospital in Danville.

Patterson has been charged with failure to yield the right of way.

More on the story HERE from ABC-13 WSET.


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