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Two students, pickup truck driver injured in bus crash
The school bus was stopped on U.S. 220 to pick up students
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Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston: The driver of this 2000 Ford F150 was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries after the pickup struck a school bus Friday morning on U.S. 220.

Monday, October 29, 2012

By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer

Two students and the driver of a pickup truck were injured when the truck rear-ended a Franklin County school bus on U.S. 220 Friday morning.

The bus, which was traveling north on 220, was stopped across from Dudley's Truck Stop to pick up three students when a 2000 Ford F150, driven by Trevor Flora, 21, of Boones Mill, struck the back of the bus, according to Trooper T.C. Chattin with the Virginia State Police.

Two students at the stop had already boarded the bus, and a third student, who was boarding, was injured by debris from the impact, Chattin said. One student on the bus was transported to Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital.

Flora had to be extricated from his vehicle, according to Division Chief of Operations Billy Ferguson with public safety. He was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial with life-threatening injuries.

Sixteen students were on the bus at the time of the crash, according to Sgt. Rob Carpentieri.

The school bus lights were activated at the time of the crash, Chattin said.

The incident, which occurred at 7:05 a.m. Friday, is under investigation by the Virginia State Police.

 
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