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Driver Veers from Route 7, Strikes School Bus

No students were on the bus; commuter experienced ‘medical emergency.’

A four-vehicle accident in Leesburg during the morning rush Friday involved a Loudoun County School bus. No children were on board.

A woman driving her vehicle east on Route 7 suddenly needed to pull over.

“The driver had some sort of unknown medical emergency,” said Leesburg Police spokesman Lt. Jeff Dube.

It appears that when the driver attempted to pull over, she veered south onto Battlefield Parkway and across the median into northbound lanes, striking two vehicles and a bus, which was waiting at the light. All of the drivers in vehicles the errant vehicle struck were uninjured, Dube said.

“There were no kids on the bus at the time,” he said. “She was the only one transported for check out.”

Loudoun County Public School spokesman Wayde Byard confirmed the bus driver was not injured, although the bus was struck near the driver’s side window. The accident resulted in about $10,000 damage to school bus, he said.

There were no charges in the incident, Dube said.

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