Two Pittsylvania County schools buses involved in accidents

(Pittsylvania County, Va.) — Accidents involving two schools buses happened within minutes of each other in Pittsylvania County Wednesday afternoon.

In the first, a school bus was struck head-on. Virginia State Police said a bus with 15 students on board was involved in a two-vehicle collision about 3:12 p.m. on Banister Road in Chatham.

An 8-year-old boy suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital by a parent.

The students ranged in age from 5 to 15 and were headed home for the day.

The impact crumpled the hood of the Toyota Camry and damaged the bumper on the school bus.

Virginia State Police did not have any information on the driver of the other car involved.

A second crash involving a Pittsylvania County school bus happened less than an hour later at the intersection of North Flint Hill Road and Bearskin Road.

There were four children on the bus at the time of that crash.

There were no injuries in the second accident, which involved a white Nissan.