• The intersection of U. S. 460 and Business 460 (Cox Road), which has been the scene of many accidents over the years in Nottoway County, witnessed yet another Monday morning when Nottoway School Bus #30, carrying 27 students struck an eastbound car. Schoo


Parents upset at school division’s response


Fifth crash involving school bus since April

A Nottoway County school bus carrying 27 students collided Monday morning with a car at the intersection of U. S. 460 and Cox Road north of Blackstone.

No serious injuries were reported, but 15 students aboard Bus #30 were later taken by loved ones to area medical facilities for treatment of a possible concussions, at least one bruised sternum, and other issues.

Several parents, grandparents, and others on social media expressed shock and outrage that the children were taken to school without being evaluated by local EMTs.

A Nottoway Emergency Squad ambulance, which was en route to Monday morning’s scene, was cancelled, and children aboard Bus #30 were placed on another bus and sent to school before trucks from Blackstone Volunteer Fire Dept. arrived.


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