17 injured in school bus accident returning from field trip

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Norfolk City Public Schools bus crashed off of Indian River Road in Virginia Beach, Tuesday afternoon.

Jimmy Cason with Virginia Beach Police tells WAVY.com that the bus had elementary-aged children aboard. A spokesperson with Sentara Healthcare says that a mass casualty team was sent to the scene.

17 people, 15 children and two adults, were transported to Sentara Virginia Beach General with minor injuries. All have been released.

The students are with Ingleside Elementary School and were returning from a field trip at Brookdale Farms.

Indian River Road was blocked off between West Neck Road and North Landing Road.

NPS says weather caused the bus to run off the road and into a ditch.

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