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Bus carrying NY students wrecks in Va., no injuries

Friday - 6/8/2012, 9:14am  ET

NEW CHURCH, Va. - Virginia State Police say no one was injured when a charter bus carrying students from New York drifted into a grassy median, hit a culvert and overturned.

State police spokeswoman Michelle Anaya tells media outlets that the driver, Larry Pushlar of New York, is charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain control.

The accident occurred Thursday morning on Route 13 near New Church in Accommack County .

The Birnie Bus Tours Inc. bus was carrying 35 students from Thousand Islands Central School and four chaperones to Virginia Beach for a class trip.

Birnie Bus vice president of operations Eric Taylor says the company is thankful there were no injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.


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