Whenever we hear about an accident involving a school bus, we hold our breath and wait to hear the worst. The thought of children being injured in a car accident is terrible. Not that we ever want to hear about people being injured. But when it’s kids, it seems a lot worse. So, when we learn that a school bus had no children on it at the time of the crash, we breathe a sigh of relief. Sadly, this relief was short lived earlier this week in Fauquier County, Virginia.
Tuesday morning, a man driving a van in the Eastbound lanes of John Marshall Highway lost control of his vehicle. He crossed the double yellow line and drove into oncoming traffic. Unfortunately, in doing so, he crashed head-on into a school bus.
Thankfully, there were no children on the bus at the time of the accident. However, there were three adults on the bus. The driver was sent to the hospital with minor injuries. So was another adult passenger on the bus. The third passenger was uninjured in the crash.
The driver of the van was not so lucky. 71-year old Charles Anderson was killed in the crash and pronounced dead at the scene. Mark Tee, a 48-year old passenger in the van from Manassas, was seriously injured in the crash. He was taken to INOVA Fairfax Hospital for treatment. There has been no update on his condition.
The police believe that slick roads contributed to the crash. However, the investigation is still ongoing. We expect updates to be provided throughout the week.
If you or your loved one are hurt in any sort of crash, call a car accident lawyer in Virginia Beach right away.