Four are Injured in Virginia Beach School Bus Accident on Independence Boulevard
I was alarmed to read about how serious injuries have been reported in another accident involving a Virginia Beach school bus.
WAVY.com reported the accident took place at the intersection of Silverleaf and South Independence Boulevard at 2:10 p.m. Friday. Two vehicles and a school bus were involved, but there were no students on the school bus.
Lauren Nolasco, a spokeswoman with Virginia Beach Schools, confirmed it was one of their school buses and that there were no children on the vehicle.
Four people were injured, said police spokesperson Officer Tonya Borman. One is listed in serious condition and another was critically injured. Borman said the other two patients were transported to the hospital for evaluation. Fatal crash team investigators were at the accident scene.
The Virginian-Pilot reported on how the northbound lane of South Independence had been blocked by the accident. Drivers traveling northbound can take a right on Silverleaf to avoid the road closure. Borman said in a press release that southbound traffic is moving, but slowly. At some point in the investigation, she said police will need to close the street in both directions to take measurements.
There have been a number of accidents involving school buses in Virginia Beach. Last year a sailor was killed on Holland Road when he was hit by a school bus after his car broke down during the morning commute.
A number of school bus accidents in recent weeks have raised questions about bus drivers. It’s not yet clear who was at fault in this accident. If you have been injured in an auto or bus accident in Virginia Beach, you may have grounds to make a claim against the insurance policy of the at-fault driver. Call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077. Cooper Hurley is the author of Top Twenty Tips for Car, Truck or Motorcycle Accidents. Remember, the other person’s insurance company is not your friend. Be careful about what you say or do when their adjustor calls you.