Virginia Beach Student Was Hit Waiting for a Bus Say Police
Making your way to and from school should be a safe thing to do. However, a series of incidents in recent weeks highlight the dangers students face. I was alarmed to read about an incident in which a Virginia Beach student was hit waiting for a bus.
A report on WAVY.com noted the boy was rescued by the emergency services just before 9 a.m. on Nov 29 when he was hit by a vehicle while sitting in a neighbor’s drive waiting for the school bus.
According to Virginia Beach Police, the child was hit on Drew Drive off Indian River Road in Virginia Beach.
Tonya Pierce, a spokeswoman for Virginia Beach Police said a police officer arrived at the scene and found the boy under a vehicle.
Virginia Beach Student Was Hit Waiting for a Bus on Drew Drive
He was taken to a local hospital for the treatment of several injuries that were not specified by the police. WAVY.com reported the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
The circumstances of how a Virginia Beach student was hit waiting for a bus remain unclear. It goes without saying you should watch out for children waiting for buses or walking to school when you are driving. This is not an isolated incident.
On Monday, a teen was hit on a crosswalk close to Green Run High School in Virginia Beach.
Police said a teen aged between 15 and 17 was struck on a crosswalk at the intersection of Dahlia Drive and S. Independence Boulevard, close to the high school.
First responders were called to the incident at 6:30 a.m. A local news report noted the teen was hit on a crosswalk and was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
School routes are dangerous places for students. The safest place for them is on the school bus. However, they face dangers at bus stops and crossing the road. These problems are more acute at this time of the year when mornings and evenings are darker.
Every year in the United States, as many as 17 school age children lose their lives in transportation safety-related issues, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Students are particularly vulnerable in the fall and winter. NHTSA statistics state accidents involving children spike between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. and between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
If your child has been hurt on the roads of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, or elsewhere in Hampton Roads, please call us at (757) 455-0077.