Hampton Roads Transit bus crashes in Midtown Tunnel

A Hampton Roads Transit bus crashed in the westbound tube of the Midtown Tunnel on July 25, 2017.

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- A crash involving a Hampton Roads Transit bus shutdown the westbound tube of the Midtown Tunnel Tuesday morning.

Tom Holden, the spokesperson for HRT, tells 13News Now that the commuter bus hit the right side of the tunnel then hit the other side before stopping. 

Holden says three people were taken to the hospital, including two passengers and the driver. 

The driver will be taken off duty until the investigation into the accident is completed. Holden says the driver will be given a drug test, which is a standard operating procedure when they are in an accident. 

By 10:15 a.m., both lanes of traffic between Norfolk and Portsmouth were moving again.

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