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Authorities say school bus crash caused by Virginia woman

Car accidents of any type are frightening, especially when they involve your children as passengers. In Virginia on May 22, a number of families dealt with an auto accident that involved a school bus.

According to authorities, there were 22 children on the school bus at the time of the incident. Four of the children complained of pain following the incident. Police say that no one was taken the hospital in the wake of the accident.

The incident occurred around 3:00 p.m. Police say that a 70-year-old woman was driving an Escape. She failed to yield the right of way, say authorities, which caused the accident with the school bus. According to reports, the Ford Escape operated by the woman merged into the bus's lane. The SUV struck the bus's front, right side, say police. The woman was charged in the accident, say police, following an investigation into the incident.

When an accident involves children, emotions can run high. It's important to stay calm in the wake of any incident, but also to consider each detail and complaint seriously. Children who complain of pain following an auto accident should probably be checked out by medical staff, even if a hospital visit didn't occur directly following an incident.

Injuries from car accidents are sometimes not immediately apparent. Keeping an eye on symptoms and reporting issues as soon as possible reduces the risks of long-term problems. At the same time, gathering as much information about damages and injuries as possible following an accident helps you decide whether you should seek a compensation claim. Though claims don't have to be filed immediately, timely action can help ensure details and evidence are not lost.

Source: GoDanRiver.com, "Woman charged in school bus crash" No author given, May. 22, 2014

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