Deer Crashes Through School Bus Windshield in Virginia

A deer crashed through the windshield of a school bus in Powhatan County, Virginia, on April 1, local media reported.

Footage from inside the bus, provided by Powhatan County Public Schools, shows a deer smashing through the windshield and landing on a student in the first row of seats before scampering to its feet. The bus driver was able to stop the bus and let the deer out through the front doors.

Powhatan Today reported that the driver was heading toward Powhatan High School when the deer flew through the windshield shortly after 6 am. No injuries were reported, according to local media.

Brian Bartlett, the interim transportation director for Powhatan County Public Schools, told local media that the incident happened after the bus driver hit a deer.

“The bus hit it and it rolled up the hood of the bus and through the windshield. The deer jumped up at about the time the bus hit it,” Bartlett told Powhatan Today. Credit: Powhatan County Public Schools via Storyful