By John Cooper, Virginia Beach Bus Accident Injury Lawyer
Fortunately, school bus accidents don’t occur on a daily or even a weekly basis in Hampton Roads, but I see them with a worrying regularity.
In the latest crash to come to the attention of our injury lawyers in Virginia Beach, an elementary school bus was reported to be involved in a crash on S. Military Highway.
The crash was reported at 3:23 p.m. on October 8, 2012. Two cars were transported from the scene of the bus wreck, reported WAVY.com.
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Lauren Wicks of Virginia Beach Schools, said the “school bus 416 was carrying 10 children from Woodstock Elementary on board when the accident occurred.”
Police said a 9-year-old child reported leg pain but “it is not known whether or not the child was a passenger in the bus or in another vehicle involved in the accident. A woman in her 50s was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.”
Police said it appeared the bus was rear-ended as it stopped to drop off students at 717 S. Military Hwy., according to a police news release.
Virginia sees a number of school bus crashes. Bus drivers are to blame for some accidents. In May 2012 we noted how distracted driving by a school district employee was the likely cause of a school bus crash that injured 14 in Botetourt County, VA.
It was the latest in a series of serious school bus wrecks in Virginia. On a single day on April, 2012, students were hurt in two school bus crashes in Virginia.
If you have been involved in an accident see our questions and answers about what to do from an experienced Virginia Beach auto accident attorney.
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