MACHIPONGO, Va.- Authorities say 13 people were injured following a bus crash that occurred over the weekend on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
According to police, the incident happened shortly after 6 a.m. on the 13000 block of Lankford Highway in Machipongo.
Troopers said a commercial passenger bus was traveling southbound of Lankford Highway at around 6:10 a.m. when it ran off the road and struck a ditch. The bus originated in New York and was en route to Virginia Beach.
Fifty-five passengers were on board the bus operated by Vision Tours. Thirteen of them were transported to Shore Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The passengers were from New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia Beach, according to police.
The driver of the bus, 59-year-old Jeffrey Williams of New York, was charged with failure to keep a vehicle on the roadway. He was not injured in the crash, police said.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:49:09 GMT
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