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Beach school bus driver charged after knocking down 3 light poles

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Posted at 3:22 PM, Jun 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-04 22:49:11-04

Virginia Beach, Va. – A bus driver in Virginia Beach has been charged after police say the bus knocked over 3 light poles during an accident at the intersection of Indian River Plantation Drive and S. Greystone on Tuesday.

The bus was from Bayside High School and the bus driver, 55-year old Gerd Klaus Kohlmeyer, has been charged with reckless driving and was released on a summons.

Officials say the bus veered off the road and knocked down 3 light poles. No wires were involved. The bus eventually stopped in a grassy area.

One student was on the bus at the time, but she was not injured.

Kohlmeyer was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.