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Norfolk School Bus Crash Injures Four Students, Leads to Charges Against Driver

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Norfolk School Bus Crash Injures Four Students, Leads to Charges Against Driver

Accidents involving school buses occur all too commonly in Norfolk and other Hampton Roads cities. On Friday, a Norfolk school bus crash injured four students resulting in charges against the driver.

Media reports said four students were taken to a local hospital for evaluation after the crash.

Police spokesperson Jo Ann Hughes said the Norfolk school bus crash was reported at Lincoln Street and E. Olney Road. Officers were called to the scene around 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Hughes said the driver of the vehicle that was hit was injured in the crash.

Eight students were evacuated from the bus. Four of them were taken to the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) for further evaluation. Fortunately, none of the students received life-threatening injuries, according to reports.

Four injured in Norfolk school bus crash on Lincoln Street

Norfolk school bus crash took place on Lincoln Street and West Olney Road

Media reports said the accident occurred as students returned to the Academy of Discovery at Lakewood after a trip to see the VA International Tattoo.

The school bus driver was charged with failure to yield. The other driver was not charged in the crash, police said.

<h2>Norfolk School Bus Crash is the Latest in a Series of Bus Wrecks</h2>

In recent months. School bus drivers have been to blame for a series of crashes in Hampton Roads. We have seen accidents in Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and Newport News.

In Chesapeake, two buses taking students to Oscar Smith High School were involved in a collision.

Last year, Police charged a Norfolk school bus driver after her bus overturned at Thole Street and Tidewater Drive. The 71-year-old driver was charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain control of the vehicle after the Norfolk school bus crash.

The bus was on its way to Norfolk Technical Vocational Center with students from Granby High School on board about 7:30 a.m. The bus hit a jersey wall and flipped over as it was accessing the on-ramp to Interstate 64.

The large number of school bus wrecks in Hampton Roads are of concern to us as Norfolk-based personal injury lawyers. If you have been hurt in an accident involving a school bus we would like to hear from you. Call us for a free consultation at (757) 455-0077.

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John Cooper

John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.

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Jim Hurley

Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.

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Bill O’mara

Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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