Police investigate hit-and-run involving Franklin school bus
Published 8:36 am Thursday, October 16, 2014
Suffolk police are investigating a hit-and-run involving a Franklin school bus on East Washington Street.
The accident happened at 6:41 a.m. on Thursday in the 2200 block of East Washington Street, according to a city news release.
The head-on collision involved the bus and a gray, four-door Nissan, whose driver fled on foot immediately following the accident.
Nine students were on board the bus at the time. They were being transported to the SECEP program at John F. Kennedy Middle School.
None of the students were injured, but the female bus driver was taken to Sentara Obici Hospital for treatment of injuries that were later considered not life-threatening.
Franklin City Public Schools Director of Organizational Accountability and Performance Management Kelvin Edwards said the bus monitor was also transported to the hospital for treatment. Both were treated for minor injuries and released after 10 a.m.
Edwards said the children made it JFK Middle School for their SECEP classes, as a Suffolk City Schools bus came and picked them up. Another Franklin City bus returned the special education students, who range from elementary to high-school age, home as normal.
The bus was transported to a garage in Suffolk where it is receiving repairs.