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Injuries Reported After School Bus Rear-Ends Car in Hampton, VA

After a Tarrant Elementary School bus rear-ended a car at the intersection of Aberdeen Road and 56th Street in Hampton, Virginia (VA), the car's driver and 4 of the 34 students on board the bus went to the hospital complaining of pain. According to WAVY-TV 10, police are preparing a criminal complaint and will file charges against the bus driver for causing the accident.

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Crashes involving school buses are far too common, and the number of those wrecks caused by drivers entrusted with the safety of schoolchildren is shocking. When a bus hits another vehicle or pedestrian and causes injuries to a driver, passengers or anyone else, the school and school district that employ the at-fault driver can be held liable for compensating victims for medical expenses and other losses.

Reports on the Hampton crash indicate the injuries to the car’s driver and elementary schoolchildren were minor. That is welcome news but probably does little to bolster parents' confidence that their kids will always arrive at school and return home safely.

Richard N. Shapiro
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Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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