The driver of a bus that crashed enroute to a high school swim meet Friday — closing Route 15 for two hours — has been issued a citation for failure to yield right of way, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.
The bus left Heritage High School in Leesburg with 41 students on board around 5:18 p.m. Friday, LCSO spokeswoman Liz Mills said.
When the driver of the school bus turned onto Route 15 from Masons Lane, it went "into the path of a northbound 1997 Ford F250," deputies wrote in a report.
The driver, along with five teens and another adult on the bus, were treated at local hospitals and released, according to the report. A second bus responded to the scene to take the remaining students to their destination.
The remaining students were loaded on to a second bus.
Nobody in the pickup truck was injured.
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