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Truck accident on Virginia 460 leads to reckless driving charge

Crowded Virginia roadways can lead to accidents that cause injuries, especially when one driver is not paying attention. A recent truck accident involving a school bus resulted in criminal charges for the bus driver.  Transporting school children is a substantial responsibility. When a school bus driver makes a mistake, it can be deadly.

Recently, a school bus traveling north on Route 614 crashed into a dump truck on Virginia 460. According to a Virginia State Trooper, the bus veered into the path of the dump truck, and the driver was charged with reckless driving. The crash happened in Nottoway County.

The bus was carrying the driver, an aide and 12 elementary school students. The dump truck driver and a 12-year-old bus passenger were taken to a local hospital for injuries which were characterized as non life-threatening. There was no report of any injuries suffered by the bus driver in the crash.

A truck accident on Virginia roadways places everyone on the road at risk and can obviously result in significant injuries, or worse. In this case, the injured trucker is likely entitled to workers' composition benefits as a result of being injured while on the job. Moreover, the trucker as well as the family of the injured student may each elect to file a personal injury claim against the bus driver and the bus driver's employer. If the reckless driving charge results in a criminal conviction, proof of that may be decisive in documenting any claim for financial liability in a related civil court lawsuit. 

Source:, "School bus driver charged after accident with dump truck Tuesday", Amaya Ray, March 24, 2015

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