Russell County school bus rear-ended by car

At 7:51 a.m. Tuesday (May 25), Virginia State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in Russell County. The crash occurred on Route 58 at Hawkins Mill Road.

A Russell County Public Schools bus was stopped in the right eastbound lane to pick up students when a 2003 Honda sedan failed to stop in time and ran into the back of the bus.

The bus’s flashing lights were activated at the time of the crash. There were 17 students and the driver on the bus at the time of the crash. One minor injury was reported.

The Honda’s driver was flown by State Police Med-Flight helicopter to a nearby hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation. Charges are pending.

Virginia State Police