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Richmond bus driver charged after accident

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)–A Richmond Public School bus driver was charged after a wreck, with children on board.

Richmond Police said that at 3:51 p.m. Tuesday, the bus was traveling on the Belt Boulevard, on the ramp to MIdlothian Turnpike eastbound. A Mustang traveling in foront of the bus stopped at a yield sign.

The school bus didn’t slow down, said police, and it rear-ended the Mustang. The bus driver,¬†Gwendolyn Whitefield, age 68, was not injured.

None of the four children were injured. The driver of the Mustang asked to be checked out and complained of a headache. The driver was later taken to Chippenham Hospital.

There was damage to both vehicles. The scene was cleared an hour later.


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