UPDATE: Car strikes elementary school bus in Norfolk; 15 students on board

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Norfolk, Va. - A school bus accident has been reported at Pythian Avenue and Newell Avenue in Norfolk, according to Norfolk police.

It happened at 7:47 a.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2013.

Police say the bus was stopped to pick up students with its lights engaged, when it was rear ended by a vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle told police their foot slipped off brake and hit the accelerator.

Students were on the bus at the time of the accident, police say.

The bus was headed to Crossroads School. According to Norfolk Public Schools Transportation Office, there were approximately 15 students on board.

No injuries have been reported, according to Karen Parker-Chesson, Norfolk Police Spokesperson.

The accident is under investigation.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 as more information becomes available.


  • Matt

    Are you kidding me WTKR???? Why would you use the pic from yesterday’s horrific tragedy as the same photo for a much more minor of an accident . Has the victim of the fatal accident not seen that photo enough.

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