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9 hurt in Virginia bus-van collision

From Deanna Proeller, CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Suffolk, Virginia, grade-school children were on the bus
  • The van driver was seriously injured

(CNN) -- Nine people were injured in southeastern Virginia on Thursday when a school bus and a small van collided.

Debbie George, spokeswoman for the city of Suffolk, where the accident occurred, said the van crossed into the path of the bus.

The van driver was seriously injured and was flown to a medical facility, George said. Two children, one age 5 months and the other age 7 months, also were in the van and were injured, but not seriously.

A driver and 25 students, grades two to five, were on the school bus, she said. Of those, six were injured and transported to a hospital. None of the injuries are considered life-threatening.

The other children were picked up at the accident scene by their parents.