By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup
Posted: March 18, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.
PRINCE GEORGE – A Prince George County school bus driver has been charged with following too closely after a four-vehicle crash along Prince George Drive Monday afternoon.
According to county authorities, the accident occurred in the 11000 block of Prince George Drive just after 2:30 p.m. and, through their investigation, they determined that a Honda sedan was traveling southbound along Route 156 before coming to a stop to enter a driveway, with a Chevrolet SUV following behind the sedan also coming to a stop.
A Prince George County school bus traveling behind the Chevrolet was unable to stop and struck the SUV. The impact caused the SUV to be pushed into the sedan ahead.
That impact forced the Honda into the northbound lanes of Route 156, resulting in a county school bus traveling in that direction to run off the road into a ditch in an effort to avoid a collision with the sedan.
According to Prince George County Police Chief Keith Early, there were approximately two dozen students on each of the two buses made up of Moore, Clements, and Prince George High School students between 6th and 12th grades.
He confirmed no injuries were reported at the scene.
Both the SUV and sedan sustained major damage while the school buses only received minor damage.
The driver of the school bus that initially collided with the Chevrolet SUV was issued a traffic summons for following too closely.
Anyone with additional information related to the crash is requested to contact the Prince George County Police Department at (804) 733-2773 or Crime Solvers at (804) 733-2777; you can also send your tip using the P3tips app.