Nine hospitalized after bus crash in Virginia Beach

Posted at 11:15 PM, Apr 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-01 18:39:55-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - Nine people were taken to the hospital after a bus crash on Virginia Beach Blvd. and Lynnhaven Road Wednesday night.

Virginia Beach Police tell NewsChannel 3 that the driver of the Honda Pilot SUV that hit the bus was issued a summons for disregarding a red light.

Hampton Roads Transit says 20 passengers were on the bus at the time of the crash.

Tom Holden with HRT says the agency is conducting its own investigation into the crash.

"We will pull tape of the bus to review that, interview the operator of course, but we will go into a much more detailed analysis than that," Holden said.

HRT doesn't have an estimate for how much damage was done to the bus, but they are hopeful it can be repaired.