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September 2, 2021

Concrete truck rear-ends school bus in Bealeton

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The truck driver faces a reckless driving charge after hitting a Fauquier school bus at 8:25 a.m. Thursday.
A concrete truck rear-ended a Fauquier school bus Thursday morning in Bealeton, sending four students and the bus driver to the hospital, according to the sheriff’s office.

The accident took place at 8:25 a.m. in the 6100 block Catlett Road, Sgt. Steve Lewis said.

Those taken to Fauquier Hospital as a “precaution” suffered “minor” injuries, Sgt. Lewis said Thursday afternoon.

A sheriff’s deputy charged the truck driver, Eric Fredrick Allen of Manassas, with reckless driving and an expired state inspection.

Parents of students on the bus quickly received notification of the accident, school system spokeswoman Tara Helkowski said.

“Our top priority is to provide a safe environment for our students, whether in our schools or on one of our school buses,” Ms. Helkowski added.

The Virginia State Police Commercial Motor Carrier Unit assisted with a roadside inspection of the concrete truck.

“Please remember, school is back in session,” Sgt. Lewis said. “Pay attention to all traffic laws, speed zones, and school zones, and let’s educate each other to make sure these types of crashes are avoided on the roadways.”
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