The Virginian Pilot reported that a Southampton County elementary school student died after being hit by a school bus at Riverdale Elementary School. The school is located on Camp Parkway near Courtland, Virginia. The superintendent gave a statement. “This is a tragedy for Southampton Public Schools,” he told reporters at the school. “I don’t have all the facts. When we get it, we’ll share them with you. “Our hearts and thoughts are with the family.”
As Virginia Beach car accident injury attorneys we know that it doesn’t matter if it’s the first day of school or the last, your children’s lives are precious. One such case we handled involved a settlement of $50,000 for a Virginia Beach, VA high school athlete. Our client was a high school junior who was a starting pitcher on the varsity baseball team when his car was struck by a city school bus. The school bus driver failed to yield the right-of-way at a four way residential intersection, and may have also been exceeding the speed limit. The collision totaled the vehicle being operated by our client, the high school pitcher, but no passengers were on the bus at that time. Our client was seen at the local Emergency Room that day and was unable to pitch for months because of multiple injuries.