Danville School Bus Involved in Crash

Danville, VA - A Danville City School Bus was involved in a crash Thursday afternoon, officials say. Danville Police say a school bus servicing Park Avenue Elementary School was traveling east on Piedmont Drive in the right lane when a white 2013 Ford Escape driven by Margaret Compton Barker, 70, of Danville, merged into the same lane, hitting the bus in the front driver's side. The accident happened around 3:05 in the afternoon, police say. Twenty-two children were on the bus at the time of the accident. Four children complained of pain but were not transported to the hospital. The bus driver was not injured, police say. There was no reported damage to the bus and damage to the Ford Escape is estimated at $500.00. Barker was charged with failure to yield the right of way.