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Floyd County school bus wrecks in Blacksburg; several students sent to hospital

Published On: Jul 30 2013 02:52:21 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 30 2013 07:16:52 PM EDT

Six students and three adults were sent to the hospital on Tuesday. The crash happened on the campus of Virginia Tech.


Virginia Tech police say a school bus from Floyd County was involved in an accident around 1:50 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Captain Kevin Faust said the bus, which was on a field trip, tried to make a turn onto Duck Pond Drive, on the Virginia Tech campus, when the rear tire hit a stone wall about two feet high.

Six students and three adults were all taken to LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, according to a spokesperson. Their injuries are described as mostly bumps and bruises.

A second Floyd County school bus was dispatched and picked up the rest of the students.