Friday, May 25, 2012

Botetourt school bus crash raises seat belt question
Roanoke Times
Federal and state rules don't require school buses like the one that crashed Wednesday in Botetourt County to have seat belts installed, but school transportation experts say that doesn't necessarily mean such buses are dangerous.

 Car rear-ends dump truck in Botetourt County
Virginia State Police are investigating what caused a car to rear-end a dump truck in Botetourt County on Thursday afternoon. According to Sergeant Robert Carpentieri, of State Police's Salem division, 64-year-old Charles A. Wood, of Bedford, ...

School Bus Crash 911 Call Released
Fincastle, VA - Thursday the Botetourt County Sheriff's Office released the 911 call placed by a student just moments after a school bus flipped on the way to school Wednesday. Officials say 13 students and the driver were injured.

911 tape shows students on overturned bus caring for each other before help ...
WFIR News Talk Radio
The Botetourt County Sheriff's office has released one of the calls that came into 911 shortly after a school bus overturned Wednesday morning with 39 students on board. The call is from a student, and it provides some sense of both the disorientation ...

VDOT starts safety patrols on I-81, I-77, I-64
VDOT's Southwestern Regional Operations Center will oversee the service in the Salem and Bristol Districts, including Washington, Wythe, Carroll, Montgomery, Roanoke and Botetourt counties. Limited service will begin in support of Memorial Day travel ...


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