A school bus carrying three special needs students was traveling on Hunting Hills Drive in Roanoke County, Virginia, en route to Cave Spring Middle School. That was when a car coming in the opposite direction at a high rate of speed lost control in the curves of the road, and smashed into the front of the bus. The intensity of the crash made a loud bang that was heard more than half a mile away by witnesses, according to WSET.
The terrible crash killed the driver of the car, and her passenger suffered serious injuries. One of the students on the bus suffered minor injuries.
Police stated that excessive speed appeared to be a factor in the crash.
The Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:
We are sorry to hear of the loss of life in this careless crash, and our sympathies go out to the families of all involved. The injured parties in the case should strongly consider contacting a Virginia personal injury lawyer. There is a possibility that the victims in the accident could receive financial restitution in a civil claim.
To learn more about the type of damages to which you may be entitled in a personal injury case, please read here about obtaining damages to compensate for lost wages, pain and suffering and medical bills.