Party Bus Flips on I-95 in Virginia, Killing One and Injuring Others
A celebration turned into a nightmare over the weekend in Virginia when a party bus crashed in Lorton carrying 16 passengers plus a driver.
The bus flipped over on I-95. Nine of the bus occupants were ejected, police said.
Virginia State Police said a hit and run driver caused the shuttle bus to overturn at 3 a.m. Sunday morning. The group in the bus was heading southbound on 95 from D.C. to Woodbridge, Virginia.
Pat Tierno said his 32-year-old son and 15 of his friends had left a club in Washington D.C. They were almost home traveling southbound on I-95 at Lorton Road.
Witnesses reported a white car speeding down I-95 when the two vehicles collided. The bus then ran off the side of the road, struck the guard rail and overturned.
Police tracked down a 31-year-old Dumfries man and charged him with felony hit and run. No additional charges have been placed. He is presently being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
Police said two of the victims were flown from the scene to Inova Fairfax Hospital. Tragically, one of them, 24-year-old David Alberto Sanchez of Woodbridge, Va., succumbed to his injuries later Sunday morning at the hospital, according to police. Another victim suffered life-threatening injuries.
The remaining 13 passengers suffered minor injuries. My thoughts as a Virginia bus accident injury lawyer are with the family of the deceased and those who were injured. Speeding and reckless driving are two of the biggest causes of fatal auto accidents in Virginia.
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