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Hampton School Bus Accident Kills One, Injures Another

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Jonathan Hernandez2 years ago

One woman was killed and another person was injured in a school bus accident in Hampton, Virginia.

Details about the Fatal School Bus Accident

13 News Now is reporting that the police have identified the driver who was killed in an accident involving a school bus and a car in Hampton on Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, the victim has been identified as 60-year-old Gloria J. Ford. Ford was killed when a Hampton City school bus and a Chevrolet Malibu collided with each other at the intersection of Settlers Landing and Pembroke Avenue. Police have said that there were no students on the bus at the time of the accident.

Officers report finding Ford suffering from critical injuries when they arrived at the scene of the accident. Ford was taken to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the school bus was also taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

An investigation into the circumstances of the collision remains ongoing.

Important Information about School Bus Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are many wrongful deaths of people involved in school transportation vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • There are an average of about 134 people killed in school transportation vehicle accidents every year in the United States.
  • From 2004-2013, there were 1,344 people who were killed in school transportation vehicle accidents.
  • The majority of the people who are killed in school transportation vehicle accidents were either pedestrians or the occupants of other vehicles at the time of the accident.


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