State Police investigate after 7-year-old is hit by bus

Virginia State Police said they are investigating after a seven-year-old was hit by a bus in Smyth County Tuesday, February 12, 2018.

Police were called to the scene at the intersection of Dutton Road and Copper Drive around 4:15 p.m.

The school bus was headed south on Dutton Road and had stopped to drop off two students. The two students got off the bus and crossed in front of the bus.

Police said witnesses told them as the bus pulled forward and continued on its way, one of the students was found lying in the road.

When the 73-year-old bus driver was alerted to what happened, police said he immediately turned around and returned to the stop.

The other student had safely crossed to the other side of the road.

Police said their investigation revealed that the boy had been hit by the bus as it moved forward.

He had serious, but non-life threatening injuries and is being treated at a hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Police said charges are pending consultation with the Commonwealth's Attorney.



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