The potential for being involved in a car accident is very real. This holds true no matter if you are driving or a passenger in another vehicle.
According to Virginia Beach police, multiple people were injured when a vehicle collided with a Hampton Roads Transit bus at approximately 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Immediately following the car accident, emergency responders arrived at the scene.
A spokesperson for Hampton Roads Transit noted that the bus was traveling on Virginia Beach Boulevard when a vehicle ran through a red light, causing the collision.
At the time of the accident, 20 people were riding as passengers on the bus. Of these, eight were taken to a local hospital for treatment. At this time, there is no information regarding the condition of the injured parties.
The driver of the car who caused the crash was also injured. According to police, he is going to be cited for running a red light.
These are the types of motor vehicle accidents that many people never see coming. With this one, a driver made the mistake of not stopping at a red light, which led to his vehicle colliding into a bus. With 20 people on the bus at the time of the accident, multiple people ended up with injuries.
Even when you do your best to avoid an accident and follow the rules of the road, there is no way to account for what others are doing at the same time. In this case, the bus driver had no way of avoiding the collision.
Source: WVEC, “Car runs red light, crashes into HRT bus in Virginia Beach” No author given, Apr. 30, 2014