Norfolk School Bus Crash Injures Four Students, Leads to Charges Against Driver
Accidents involving school buses occur all too commonly in Norfolk and other Hampton Roads cities. On Friday, a Norfolk school bus crash injured four students resulting in charges against the driver.
Media reports said four students were taken to a local hospital for evaluation after the crash.
Police spokesperson Jo Ann Hughes said the Norfolk school bus crash was reported at Lincoln Street and E. Olney Road. Officers were called to the scene around 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Hughes said the driver of the vehicle that was hit was injured in the crash.
Eight students were evacuated from the bus. Four of them were taken to the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) for further evaluation. Fortunately, none of the students received life-threatening injuries, according to reports.
Media reports said the accident occurred as students returned to the Academy of Discovery at Lakewood after a trip to see the VA International Tattoo.
The school bus driver was charged with failure to yield. The other driver was not charged in the crash, police said.
Norfolk School Bus Crash is the Latest in a Series of Bus Wrecks
In recent months. School bus drivers have been to blame for a series of crashes in Hampton Roads. We have seen accidents in Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and Newport News.
In Chesapeake, two buses taking students to Oscar Smith High School were involved in a collision.
Last year, Police charged a Norfolk school bus driver after her bus overturned at Thole Street and Tidewater Drive. The 71-year-old driver was charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain control of the vehicle after the Norfolk school bus crash.
The bus was on its way to Norfolk Technical Vocational Center with students from Granby High School on board about 7:30 a.m. The bus hit a jersey wall and flipped over as it was accessing the on-ramp to Interstate 64.
The large number of school bus wrecks in Hampton Roads are of concern to us as Norfolk-based personal injury lawyers. If you have been hurt in an accident involving a school bus we would like to hear from you. Call us for a free consultation at (757) 455-0077.