September 28, 2011 - Big Chimney, W.Va. - A pickup truck crashed into a school bus on Monday morning, September 26.
The Charleston Gazette reports that the accident happened at about 8:20 a.m. on U.S. 119, in front of the Dollar General store. According to Lt. Sean Crosier of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, the school bus had stopped along the southbound lanes of the highway in order to pick up children.
A vehicle that was driving northbound on U.S. 119 had stopped to allow children to get on the bus. A pickup truck that had been driving behind the stopped vehicle failed to slow down in time and veered into the southbound lanes of traffic.
The pickup truck crashed into the school bus head on.
Kanawha County 911 dispatchers have confirmed that none of the children were injured in the accident. There is no word on whether or not the driver of the pickup truck was injured in the collision.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 West Virginia Crash Statistics show that there were 356 fatalities as a result of car accidents in West Virginia.
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Common West Virginia accidents include, but are not limited to:
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- tractor-trailer accidents;
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- distracted driver crashes.
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