School Bus, Metro Bus Collide in Centerville
By Lexie Verdon
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, February 6, 2006; 9:54 AM
Three people, including one student, were injured this morning when a Fairfax County school bus carrying special education students and a Metro bus collided near the intersection of Braddock Road and Newton Patton Drive in the Centreville area, Fairfax police said.
The driver of the school bus was flown by helicopter to Inova Fairfax Hospital after the accident and one student and an attendant on the bus were taken by ambulance to the hospital, according to Fairfax County Public Schools spokesman Paul Regnier.
Regnier said none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening. He said the bus, which was carrying three students and two adults, was headed to the special education Kilmer Center at Kilmer Middle School in Vienna when the accident occurred.
Fairfax County Police Officer Bud Walker said the Metro bus was carrying the driver and one passenger.
Officials did not know what caused the accident, but the school bus was badly damaged. Braddock Road was closed in both directions at the scene as officials conducted an investigation.