January 12, 2007
It appears wet roads are to blame for an accident involving a bus from Virginia Blood Services. The accident happened just after 1 p.m. on the off ramp from Interstate 64 East to enter Route 29.
The bus was heading back from a blood donation at the Hershey plant in Stuarts Draft when the driver lost control on the wet pavement. The bus skidded off the road and then overturned.
There were four people on board, one male and three females. The male sustained a severed finger and a deep cut to the face. He was transported to UVa Medical Center for treatment. The three females were also taken to UVa Medical Center for check ups but did not appear to have any serious injuries.
The bus contained blood on board that was just donated. All of that blood was salvaged.
The bus from VBS drives over a half of a million miles a year around the state collecting blood. A Representative from VBS says that this is the first accident they can recall in the organizations history.