Seven students taken to area hospitals after PG school buses collide on Fort Lee

By: Michael Campbell, News Editor

FORT LEE – Seven children were taken to a pair of local hospitals Thursday after the school buses they were riding on collided while traveling on the Fort Lee military base.

According to officials with Fort Lee, the crash occurred just after 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning near the intersection of Sisisky Boulevard and Adams Avenue.

Moments after the crash, emergency crews from Fort Lee rushed to the pair of buses, which was reported to have approximately 80 elementary school students on board at the time of the crash. Additional mutual aid support from neighboring localities Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Prince George also made their way to the scene.

No visible injuries were reported; however, four children were transported to John Randolph Medical Center in Hopewell and three were transported to Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg for further screening.

“First and foremost, we’re very happy that this was not a more serious incident,” said Maj. Gen. Darrell K. Williams, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general in a statement. “We are working very closely with Prince George County to support the families and the school system. Our emergency response professionals here at Fort Lee were immediately at the scene ensuring our children were safe and that the incident was handled properly and expeditiously.”

The scene has since been cleared and the cause of the accident remains under investigation.

The Prince George Journal has reached out to the school division following the crash and awaits their response. This story will be updated with that information when we get it.

Stay with The Prince George Journal for the latest information on this developing story.

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