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(CHURCHVILLE, Va.) — Twenty-one people were injured on Tuesday morning when a school bus ran off the road and struck a tree in Virginia.

According to the Virginia State Police, the bus was traveling on a highway, and when it encountered a work zone, struck the guardrail on the left side of the roadway. The driver of the bus overcorrected, taking the vehicle off the road.

The driver was being treated for serious injuries at the University of Virginia Hospital, while 21 of the 35 students who were on board the bus were taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation with no charges yet filed.

But Virginia State Police said a crash that occurred on Monday was even more serious.

A bus driver in Scott County, Va. swerved to avoid a dog in the roadway on Monday afternoon, running the vehicle off the road and into a rock cliff wall. The driver was uninjured, but 12 students were hurt, including six who were taken from the scene by ambulance.

Four of the injured in Monday’s crash remain at Holston Valley Hospital with serious injuries.

The driver in Monday’s accident was charged with failure to maintain control of the vehicle.

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