October 5, 2011 - Charleston, W.Va. - A child was hurt when a car rear-ended a school bus in the afternoon on Monday, October 3.
The Charleston Gazette reports that the accident happened at about 4 p.m. on Sissonville Drive. According to Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers, the school bus was at 3238 Sissonville Drive when a car crashed into the rear of the bus.
A child was reported to have sustained injuries in the accident. Officials said that the child suffered head injuries.
No people were taken to the hospital immediately following the accident.
The identities of the drivers involved in the accident have not yet been released. Dispatchers were unable to say what district the school bus belonged to. The cause of the crash is also unknown during this time.
There has been no word on whether or not charges will be filed in connection with this accident.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 West Virginia Crash Statistics show that there were 356 fatalities as a result of car accidents in West Virginia.
In an effort to raise awareness of common factors in serious and fatal car accidents in West Virginia, our firm routinely publishes news items about traffic crashes in our region.
Common West Virginia accidents include, but are not limited to:
- single-car crashes;
- tractor-trailer accidents;
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
- distracted driver crashes.
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