An investigation is under way to determine what caused a military transport bus carrying National Guard personnel to crash on state Route 10 Monday morning. Fourteen people were injured, four of which were taken to local hospitals for observation.
The accident happened shortly before 10 a.m. in the 19000 block of James River Drive (Route 10) in the county’s Spring Grove area, Prince George Police Officer Alexis Grochmal said. The bus was westbound near Salem United Methodist Church when it ran off the right side of the road, hit a ditch and turned over onto its driver side.
The bus was carrying 25 Guard members from Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton to Fort Pickett in Nottoway County, Grochmal said.
Grochmal said 10 of the fourteen people injured in the crash were treated at the scene. Four were sent to local hospitals for additional treatment, but the extent of those injuries was not known.
Langley spokesman Mike Reeves said the personnel on the bus were part of the 192nd Security Forces Squadron, which is part of the 192nd Wing.
Prince George is being assisted by Fort Lee Military Police and the Virginia State Police in determining why the bus wrecked.
The unit leadership is closely monitoring the condition of all personnel injured in the incident and will continue to coordinate with local and state law enforcement in the investigation,” Reeves said by text late Monday afternoon.
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