April 8, 2013
A Virginia Auto Accident involving a charter bus that occurred this past Friday was responsible for leaving one man dead and another seriously injured. Reports indicate the crash happened just after 7:00 a.m. in the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 58 outside the town of Capron, Virginia.
According to an article from WRAL News, the bus was transporting eight passengers to an Open House Day event on the campus of Hampton University. As the bus traveled though, the 62-year-old driver began to veer the vehicle off the right side of the road, where it then hi a ditch and overturned before skidding to a halt.
The impact of the collision left a 58-year-old passenger of the bus dead and ejected another passenger from the vehicle. Paramedics transported the individual who was ejected to a local hospital for further treatment to injuries she sustained.
Investigators stated they had ruled out alcohol and speed as contributing factors to the crash, but later charged the operator of the bus with reckless driving and say more charges may be filed at a later time.
Data shows the company that owns the bus has been involved in two other accidents within the last three-years, which resulted in one other serious injury.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley are here to help if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident that occurred at no fault of your own.