Dump Truck Hit an HRT Bus in Norfolk Injuring 10
We were saddened to read about a crash in Norfolk this morning in which a City of Norfolk dump truck hit an HRT bus, injuring 10 people.
A report on WAVY.com noted the crash occurred just after 9 a.m. at 26th Street and Waverly Way in Norfolk. Images from the TV station showed an HRT bus that sustained heavy front-end damage.
The extent of the injuries was not clear in preliminary reports but Norfolk police said in a tweet, the injuries were not life-threatening. We are relieved that no passengers were critically hurt. However, when a dump truck hits a bus, there is always the potential for serious injuries and trauma.
Later reports suggested as many as 13 people received treatment at local hospitals. Eight people on the bus were treated for their injuries, according to HRT. Five city work employees on the truck were also hospitalized.
My thoughts are with all of those who were injured. We hope they make a swift recovery.
Images from the accident scene showed serious damage to the front end of the bus. A City of Norfolk dump truck was off the side of the road. After the wreck, the dump truck crashed into the fence of the Faith Deliverance Christian Center.
Questions Remain over Why a Dump Truck Hit an HRT Bus
Police are still investigating the reasons why a dump truck hit an HRT bus in Norfolk and it’s not clear which driver was to blame. Dump trucks are notorious for accidents in Hampton Roads. They have many blind spots. These are among the most dangerous types of vehicles on our roads.
Accidents involving HRT buses are rarer but they occur. In 2016, a Norfolk school bus hit an HRT bus in the city.
The accident was reported at N. Military Highway and Norvella Avenue. The school bus appeared to have rear-ended the HRT bus when it was stopped. Five people on the bus and two people on the school bus were reported to be injured.
Dump trucks have caused a series of fatal accidents in Hampton Roads. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a wreck involving a dump truck, please call a Norfolk personal injury lawyer for a free consultation. Contact Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at (757) 455-0077.