A Franklin County Public Schools bus traveled on Wirtz Road near Plateau Plaza when the accident occurred. Police say the tractor-trailer ran a red light and crashed into the school bus.
Two students on the bus received treatment at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, reports The Roanoke Times. Another student was taken to the hospital by a parent. The driver of the bus also sustained injuries in the crash.
As a precaution, the truck driver sought medical attention at a hospital. The Roanoke Times reports that the 18-wheeler driver was charged with reckless driving.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,903 people died in crashes involving large trucks in 2014. In addition,