A tractor trailer rear-ended a passenger van, igniting a four-vehicle crash that included a school bus on Interstate 64 in Richmond, VA, on Monday, April 2. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, 11 students on the bus suffered minor injuries, as did the driver of a passenger car that was also involved in the accident. The Virginia State Police charged the driver of the tractor trailer with following too close. The injured students were treated at a nearby hospital for minor injuries.
TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to TruckingInfo.net, injuries sustained in a motor vehicle or truck accident may not present for months, even years, following an accident. Medical research indicates that the delay of injury symptoms is the norm; approximately 75% of accident victims remain symptomatic for a minimum of six months after an accident.
(Photo credit: Alexa Welch Edlund / Times Dispatch)