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Lynchburg City Schools van crashes, leaving driver, two children hurt


Three people were taken to the hospital after a Lynchburg City Schools van ran off the road and hit a tree on Wednesday morning, according to the Lynchburg Police Department.

On Oct. 18 at 8:13 a.m., police said they responded to Route 501 South between the Fort Avenue exit and the Wards Road exit for a report of a crash involving a Lynchburg City School van.

Police said they determined that the van had run off the road and hit a tree in the median.

When LFD personnel arrived at the scene, authorities said they began stabilizing the van and helping the three people inside get out.

The driver, identified as 71-year-old Patricia Dudley, and the two passengers – ages eight and nine – were taken to Lynchburg General Hospital with minor non-life-threatening injuries, according to LPD.

We’re told Dudley is now facing a reckless driving charge.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to get in touch with Sgt. Turner with the Traffic & Safety Unit at (434) 455-6111.


Charges are pending after a vehicle crash in Lynchburg on Wednesday.

We’re told the crash happened at 8:13 a.m. Wednesday on 501 North between the Wards Road exit and Fort Ave exit.

The single-vehicle crash left one adult and two juveniles with minor injuries, authorities said. Their names and ages were not released.

According to Lynchburg City School officials, the crash involved two students and a staff member.

School leaders said everyone was taken to the hospital where the students were reunited with their families.

According to Lynchburg Police, charges are pending.

No other information surrounding the crash was released. 10 News is working for you to learn more.

Source: WSLS News 10

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