Norfolk, VA Bus Accident Injury Attorney Report – Ice Cream Truck Driver Charged over Virginia School Bus Wreck
The driver of an ice cream truck has been charged over a crash with a school bus in Chesterfield, VA that sent nine high school students and a bus driver to hospital.
As our experienced Virginia, VA bus accident injury lawyers reported this week, this head-on crash occurred on Charter Colony Parkway on April 3, 2012.
Police later said the driver of the ice cream truck failed to see traffic stopped ahead of him when he drove over a hill on Charter Colony Parkway. He managed to avoid hitting the cars but struck a school bus with 24 Midlothian High School students on board, as it rounded a curve in the road.
See this video footage of the inside of a school bus during a crash.
The ice cream truck driver was later charged with reckless driving, according to nbc12.
The TV station reported the incident was the second involving a school bus in Chesterfield in as many days. A day earlier 11 students were hurt in when four vehicles were involved in a chain reaction crash.
In that case, the driver of a tractor-trailer was accused of following too closely.
Our experienced Virginia Beach, VA auto accident attorneys have reported on numerous cases of reckless driving, including one which claimed the life of a driver in Chesapeake and led to a $2.3 million wrongful death lawsuit.
We help the victims of crashes involving reckless driving on a daily basis. When you are driving a truck or a car, one lapse in attention or moment of carelessness can send somebody to hospital.
Fortunately in the Chesterfield County incident none of the students were severely injured. But the crash left the driver of the school bus with serious, although not life threatening, injuries.