Young boy fighting for life after hit by truck while getting off Henry County school bus, State Police say

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UPDATE (9/24/21): Virginia State Police announced that the boy injured in Thursday’s hit-and-run was nine years old, not eight.


UPDATE 8:27 p.m.: Virginia State Police has shared extra details about Thursday afternoon’s hit-and-run in Henry County that left a nine-year-old boy fighting for his life.

Police say the boy had just gotten off a Henry County Public Schools bus when he was hit by a white Toyota pickup truck while crossing the road in the 8000 block of Route 57 at approximately 3:23 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23.

That truck immediately left the scene of the crash, but is expected to have damage to the passenger side headlight, hood, and bumper.

Meanwhile, the child was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. As of this writing, authorities say the boy is still being treated for life-threatening injuries.

Crash investigators with Virginia State Police managed to download video from the bus to help identify the Toyota, according to officials. The VSP Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Salem Field Office and VSP Salem Crash Reconstruction Team are taking part in the investigation.

If you have any information about the white Toyota pickup or the driver involved in this Henry County hit-and-run, you are asked to call Virginia State Police at 1-800-542-5959 or email questions@vsp.virginia.gov.


HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Police say a nine-year-old boy is fighting for his life at the hospital after a hit-and-run in Henry County Thursday afternoon.

According to Virginia State Police, the child was hit by a white Toyota pickup truck while getting off a Henry County school bus in the 8000 block of Route 57 at approximately 3:23 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23.

Authorities say the truck drove away from the scene and will likely have damage to the headlights.

Meanwhile, the eight-year-old was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries, officials say.

If you have any information about this crash, you are urged to call Virginia State Police at 1-800-542-5959.

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