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Student injured when car hits school bus in S.W. Virginia

Wes Bunch, NET News Service • Feb 25, 2014 at 5:53 PM

HILTONS, Va. — A Gate City High School student was injured Tuesday when she reportedly rear-ended a Scott County Public Schools bus near Hiltons.

The incident occurred at 3:43 p.m. on state Route 58, approximately two miles east of its intersection with U.S. Route 23, according to Scott County Central Dispatch.

Scott County Schools Superintendent John Ferguson said a total of seven students — five from Gate City Middle School and two from Gate City High School — were on board bus No. 51 when it was rear-ended.

Ferguson said the bus had stopped to drop off a student when the collision happened. The student exiting the bus at the time reportedly struck his head and was taken to the hospital by his parents as a precaution. Another student received a cut on his arm, Ferguson said.

You'll find more of the story with our news partners at the Kingsport Times-News.