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Several students, adults hurt in school bus crash in Virginia Beach

The crash happened on Indian River Road near South Military Highway, and involved the bus and another vehicle. Those injured should survive, according to police.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A school bus crash in Virginia Beach left several children and two adults hurt Thursday afternoon, according to police. All of them are expected to be okay.

People who work nearby spoke about the aftermath. 

"We see that. We get sad," Gobran Hizam, a partner of Indian River Tobacco & Vape, said.

The impact of the wreck forced the bus in a wrong-way direction on the road.

"A car that had t-boned a handicap bus. It kind of looked like it pushed it off the road," Indian River Tobacco & Vape employee Alyssa Cullen said.

For several hours, including during the evening commute, police officers taped off areas near Clinton Street between busy Providence Road and South Military Highway. 

The bus had six students and two adults on board, per a Virginia Beach City Public Schools spokesperson. The school bus collided with a black sedan. 

"Definitely tragic that it happened and we had about two ambulances come rushing through over here and I'm assuming more coming from the opposite way because of the kids that were on the bus," Jared Wilber, assistant general manager at Indian River Jiffy Lube, said.

Six children went to the hospital, according to a Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters spokesperson. Just one had to stay but should be okay.

"That's fantastic news and ultimately, the most important thing is the kids," Wilber added. 

Police also said the two adults are dealing with minor injuries. They, nor the school system spokesperson, could say whether the adults needed to go to the hospital.

It is also not clear which driver may have been at fault.

The interviewed Indian River employees and managers at nearby businesses also told 13News Now police blocked roads leading up to their shops and storefronts. They saw pretty limited foot traffic from the afternoon until evening.

But all agreed, they are glad no one is seriously hurt.

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