Three separate crashes involved school buses in Va. Beach

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — There were three separate school bus crashes within an hour in Virginia Beach Thursday morning.

The first accident happened just after 7 a.m. Lauren Nolasco with Virginia Beach City Public Schools says in that incident two buses crashed in front of Landstown High School. 13 students were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Nolasco said around 8:05 a.m. there was a hit-and-run involving bus 67 – also at Landstown High School. No students were on that bus, and Nolasco says police are investigating.

Around the same time as that crash, Nolasco says bus 667 rear-ended a vehicle on Great Neck Road. Students from Old Donation School were onboard, but there were no injuries.

All of these crashes are under investigation. Nolasco said drivers are not taken off their routes after a crash. They appear before a crash review committee to determine if the crash could have been avoided, then the committee decides whether or not to take any action.

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