PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. -- Authorities are asking for the public's help to identify the tractor-trailer driver who sideswiped a school bus in Prince George County Thursday afternoon.
The incident happened along Merchant's Hope Road, Route 10 and Moody Road as sixth to twelfth-grade students on Bus 83 were being taken home.
"As the bus was turning onto Route 10, it appears that the mirror was struck by some part of the tractor-trailer," Officer Alexis Grochmal with Prince George County Police said.
Phillip Devers, whose 13-year-old son was on the when the passenger-side mirror appears to have made contact with the driver's side of a tractor-trailer, was left unnerved.
"The scary part is what could have happened," Devers said.
Devers said his son told him that the semi, which was described as a logging truck, did not stop and that "everybody on the bus was scared."
Police confirmed the tractor-trailer driver did not stop.
"It's very dangerous incident when you know, two vehicles that size, one of them carrying my child and everybody else's children, come that close to... I mean it could have been a lot worse," Devers said.
The bus then pulled over and Prince George Fire and EMS personnel checked out the students.
Officials said no one was transported to a hospital.
School system officials said the repairs to the passenger-side mirror were less than $50.
Police said the incident is being investigated as a crash because they don't believe the tractor-trailer driver realized what happened. However, they do say they would like to talk with that driver.
If you have any information about the crash, call Crime Solvers at 804-733-2777.
by Wayne Covil