RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia State Police say a chartered bus carrying 51 people, mostly college students, has overturned near Richmond and one person has been seriously injured and 34 others suffered minor injuries.
State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told The Associated Press there were no confirmed fatalities after the bus overturned after 7 p.m. Sunday on a ramp of the Powhite Parkway in north Chesterfield County. A police statement says the driver lost control on a curve of the ramp and the bus overturned on its side.
The statement said the students had been picked up in Richmond to be driven back to the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and Radford University, as the holiday weekend closed.
Police say the bus driver, who also had minor injuries, has been charged with reckless driving.