Students injured in bus crash on Independence Boulevard in Virginia Beach

Posted at 8:10 AM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 15:23:54-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Beach Police, Fire and EMS crews responded to a crash involving a school bus and car on Independence Boulevard and Shelton Road Wednesday.

The incident was reported at 7:48 a.m. and involved a Virginia Beach Public Schools bus and a 2006 Hyundai Sonata.

Eight students from the bus were transported to the hospital for evaluation, according to Virginia Beach Police spokesperson Tonya Pierce.

An adult and two children from the Hyundai Sonata were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Virginia Beach Public Schools says the involved bus was #190 was traveling westbound on Joslin Street at Independence Boulevard, heading toward Shelton Park Elementary School.

When the bus stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Joslin Street and Independence Boulevard, it tried to enter the roadway of Independence Boulevard while the Hyundai Sonata was traveling southbound on Independence Boulevard approaching Shelton Road. This is when the bus was struck by the Hyundai Sonata.

The operator of the bus was issued a Virginia Uniform Summons for Failure To Yield the Right of Way, say police.

Thirty-four students were on board the bus when the crash occurred. None of the injuries reported by the eight students transported to the hospital are serious.

An alert message was sent out to parents of all students at the school and a direct phone call was made to every parent whose child was on the bus.

Southbound Independence Boulevard between Shelton Road and Shore Drive is closed at this time.

More information will be provided if it becomes available.

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