Two Belmont Ridge Middle Schools students were hit by a Loudoun County School bus Sept. 12 on their way to classes.
The students, 12- and 13-year-old girls, were taken to Inova Loudoun's Lansdowne campus for treatment of minor injuries and later released, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.
Wayde Byard, spokesman for Loudoun County Public Schools, said the students, walking from a subdivision about 8 a.m. near Upper Belmont Place, were crossing the road when they were stuck by a bus turning right out of the school.
There were crosswalks nearby, but the students were not using them.
One of the students was able to get up after being struck and run inside the school for help, Byard said.
According to a report released Sept. 13 by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, the two injured students were crossing the street as part of a group. As the group walked in between a dump truck and a car, the two girls ran out in front of the school bus and were struck by its driver's side front corner.
The incident was the first of two for the day involving a Loudoun County School bus.
About three hours later on Sept. 12 a school bus driver sideswiped a parked car in the 24000 block of Lenah Woods Place in Aldie with one kindergartener on board. No one was injured.