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No injuries in school bus wreck Tuesday in Halifax County

No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday morning involving a Halifax County school bus and a car, according to state police. Trooper T. C. Comer reported Bus 68, a 2008 Bluebird bus, driven by 55-year-old Phyllis Bliss of Alton attempted to change lanes and struck the side of a 2002 Nissan Altima driven by 24-year-old Santiago Hernandez of South Boston.

The accident occurred at 7:50 a.m. on Highway 58, 100 feet east of Route 704.

All the children on the bus were transferred to a substitute bus and continued to their school.

Trooper Comer reported no damage to the bus but estimated damage to the Nissan at $1,000. He charged Bliss with failure to yield the right of way, and he charged Hernandez with driving a motor vehicle with no valid operator’s license.

A 51-year-old Scottsburg man was slightly injured in a single-vehicle crash late Saturday night, state police said.

Trooper J. R. Abbott reported Ronald L. Rickmond sustained minor injuries when the 1985 Chevrolet S-10 he was driving ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree. The trooper said Rickmond left the scene.

The crash occurred at midnight Saturday night on Route 716, two miles north of Route 344.

Trooper Abbott estimated damage to the S-10 at $500, and he charged Rickmond with reckless driving-failure to maintain proper control of a motor vehicle.

Neither driver was injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday in South Boston, according to town police.

Lt. D. W. Barker said a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer driven by a 17-year-old Alton girl had stopped for a traffic light when a 1998 Dodge Caravan driven by 23-year-old Jennifer Lacks of South Boston attempted to pass the SUV in the left turn lane and struck the Blazer on the driver’s side.

The crash occurred at 11:35 a.m. on Wilborn Avenue, 300 feet north of Webster Street.

Lt. Barker said the investigating officer, Cpl. T. B. White, estimated damages at $1,500 to the Caravan and $500 to the Blazer. Cpl. White charged Lacks with driver inattention.