School bus involved in crash

Published 6:10 pm Monday, February 4, 2019

A Suffolk Public Schools bus was involved in a crash with a passenger vehicle on Monday afternoon.

The crash happened in the 1100 block of Portsmouth Boulevard at the intersection of Nansemond Parkway. It was reported at 5:22 p.m., according to a city press release.

Preliminary investigation found the driver of a four-door Honda traveling westbound ran a red light and was T-boned by the bus, according to the release. The woman driving was taken to a local hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening. She was the only occupant of the vehicle.

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The bus was carrying four students from John F. Kennedy Middle School. The students as well as the bus driver were assessed by Suffolk Fire & Rescue, but no injuries were reported, the press release stated.

Several of the parents came to the scene to pick up their children, and a secondary bus also came to continue the route.

The roadway is anticipated to remain closed until at least 7 p.m., the press release stated.

The investigation remains ongoing.