HENRICO, VA—Frightening video shows a Henrico County school bus blow through a red light at a busy intersection, and the whole thing happened right in front of a police car.
Our cameras caught school busses with children on board from Fairfield Middle School running a red light at the intersection at Nine Mile and Cedar Creek Fork Roads.
The dangerous traffic violation happened in front of a Henrico County Police car, and the officer never pulled the bus over.
An 8News viewer contacted the 8News Street Squad about the bus breaking traffic laws.
The woman, who asked not to be identified because she has friends who are bus drivers, said it happens frequently.
"It happens everyday, and you notice all these people that are over on the other side, they have learned to wait," said the 8News viewer.
"I think it's dangerous, very dangerous," she added.
8News cameras caught one school bus drive through the intersection during a yellow light. Shockingly, a second bus followed, entering the intersection during a red light. A third bus followed suit.
"Wow, I can't believe it, the light is actually red and for them to actually still be going is crazy," said Chantelle Snell, a concerned mother.
As for the Henrico County Police officer sitting at the intersection, Snell says the officer should have acted.
"They should have pulled them over, I mean that is even more shocking, to know that the police is there and didn't even do anything," said Snell.
We showed the video to Henrico County School officials, and Spokesperson Andy Jenks issued the following statement.
"We take any traffic violation seriously, and when we are aware of any violation we take measures to address it as our drivers are trained professionals and are expected to obey traffic signals."
The 8News Street Squad is getting answers, Thursday on 8News at 5 and 6.
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