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UPDATED: SUV Slams Into School Bus, Shuts Down Southbound Gallows Road

Fairfax County police say no injuries reported by Shrevewood Elementary School students Wednesday; SUV driver slightly injured.

Updated 7:03 p.m.: The bus and students were coming from Shrevewood Elementary School, FCPS Spokesman John Torre told Patch.

Original: An SUV slammed "head on" into a school bus Wednesday afternoon on rain-slicked roads in Merrifield, but no serious injuries are reported, Fairfax County Police say.

Police received a call about the crash at 4:23 p.m. Wednesday.

The crash — which occurred near the intersection of Gallows Road and Park Tower Drive,  about two blocks south of the Dunn Loring Metro Station  — has closed down southbound Gallows Road during rush hour, Fairfax County Police spokesman Don Gotthardt said.

Students were being taken off of the damaged school bus and boarding a second school bus, believed to be a Fairfax County Public Schools bus, according to Gotthardt.

No students were injured but the driver of the SUV had a "minor injury," Gotthardt said.

Gotthardt didn't know if the driver was a man or woman, or what age the children on the bus are.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

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