Charter Bus Overturns With Virginia College Students on Board

Nov 30, 2015

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A charter bus carrying college students to three Virginia campuses overturned, leaving one person seriously injured and 35 others aboard with minor injuries near the close of the holiday weekend.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told The Associated Press there were no reported fatalities after the bus overturned Sunday evening on an exit ramp of the Powhite Parkway in North Chesterfield County just south of Richmond, the state capital.

State Police said in a statement that the driver lost control on a curve on the ramp and the bus overturned on its side. The bus, operated by Abbott Bus Lines of Roanoke, had 50 passengers and the driver on board when the crash occurred about 7:15 p.m.

Police say the passengers were mainly students picked up in Richmond who were returning to campuses of the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and Radford University.