Drunk Driving Charge After Student is Hurt at Bus Stop in Newport News
I was appalled to read about how a man was charged with drunk driving in the wake of a crash in Newport News that injured a student who was waiting at a bus stop.
A report on WAVY noted an accident at the intersection of 48th Street and Madison Avenue in south-east Newport News at 7:40 a.m. on Monday.
The dispatch call was later modified to a report of a motorist allegedly leaving the scene of an accident.
Police say a man driving a 2015 Nissan Versa failed to come to a stop at a stop sign on Madison Avenue, and hit a car that was going west on 48th Street.
The Nissan struck a juvenile who was waiting at a bus stop. Police said the juvenile was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The 28-year-old driver who is accused of fleeing the scene was later found in a nearby home. The driver has been charged with reckless driving and driving while intoxicated, according to WAVY.
Another student was injured in Hampton Roads this morning after being struck by a car in Virginia Beach.
Police said a Salem High School student was transported to a local hospital on Monday morning after being hit by a car near Salem High School.
The auto-pedestrian accident was reported just before 7 a.m. near Pleasant Valley Road and Lynnhaven Parkway, close to the school.
One person was reported to be transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Virginia Beach dispatchers.
A Virginia Beach schools spokesperson told WAVY.com, a Salem student was hit in the accident and sustained minor injuries.
These two accidents in Newport News and Virginia Beach serve as reminders of the dangers of going to school at this time of the year when mornings are dark and drivers may be failing to look out for you.
We are highlighting the issue of drunk driving at this time of year when accidents caused by drunk drivers typically spike. A drunk driving charge followed an accident that injured two on Buckner Boulevard in Virginia Beach last week.
If you have been hurt in a car wreck call out auto accident team at (757) 455-0077.