Update: Man Charged in School Bus Accident

Update 4:25 p.m.:

Pittsylvania Co., VA - Officials say the driver of the Ford Fusion has been charged with reckless driving and not having a valid operator's license.


Update 1:30 p.m.:

Pittsylvania Co., VA - Officials with the Virginia State Police say they are investigating the school bus accident that happened Tuesday around 7:50 a.m. in the 15000 block of Martinsville Highway.

Officials say Brandon Lee Ashworth, 27, of Lynchburg, was driving a Ford Fusion when he rear-ended the school bus. The bus was eastbound and was pulling off after it picked up some students when Ashworth hit it.

Ashworth was taken to Danville Regional Hospital along with eight students that were on the bus for non-life threatening injuries.

Charges are pending.


Pittsylvania Co., VA - A school bus accident in Pittsylvania County left eight students hurt Tuesday morning.

According to Superintendent James McDaniel, the bus had just picked up a child on Route 58 when it was rear-ended by a person driving a Ford.

Eight students complained of neck and back pain and were transported to Danville Regional Medical Center.

Officials say there were no serious injuries.

The driver of the Ford is okay as well but is charged with reckless driving.