Norfolk police respond to crash involving school bus, HRT bus

Posted at 3:21 PM, Oct 04, 2016

NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk Police responded to a crash involving a school bus and HRT bus at Norview Avenue and Military Highway.

The call came in at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

According to police, a Norfolk Public Schools bus hit a Hampton Roads Transit bus from behind in the northbound lanes of N. Military Highway near Norview Avenue. Both buses were driving northbound on N. Military Highway.

Police say there were no children on the school bus, but there was a bus driver and two attendants on board. The two attendants were injured but are expected to be okay. The bus driver was not injured.

The school bus was headed to pick up students at the Academy of International Studies at Rosemont.

There were five adults in the HRT bus, who all received non-life threatening injuries.

Seven people were taken to the hospital for treatment: three were taken to DePaul Hospital, two people were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and two were taken to Sentara Leigh Hospital.

All of the people injured were conscious and alert when police arrived.

The driver of the bus has been cited for following too closely.