FORT LEE, Va. – Seven children were transported to area hospitals for further evaluation after a traffic accident involving two Prince George County school buses on Sisisky Boulevard near Adams Avenue, here at 8:33 a.m.
Fort Lee Fire and Emergency Services responded to the accident with mutual aid support from Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Prince George County.
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.
A total of 81 elementary school students were reported to be on the buses at the time of the incident, according to the Fort Lee Provost Marshal, Maj. Joe Tull.
“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. “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 been cleared and the cause of the accident is under investigation.