HRT driver sees fire, gets passengers off bus

HRT driver sees fire, gets passengers off bus

Credit: Jesse Nelson, 13News viewer

Smoke fills the air around the HRT bus in Chesapeake

Print
Email
|

by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 6 at 2:00 PM

HRT bus fire

View larger map

CHESAPEAKE - An HRT bus driver heard something pop and then saw fire in the back wheel area.

The driver on Route 15 in Chesapeake pulled over on S. Military Highway near Smith Avenue and got the three passengers out, said HRT spokesman Tom Holden.

Investigators say the cause of the fire appears to be a mechanical issue.

The situation closed the road for about 20 minutes and it reopened around 11:30 a.m.

A replacement bus was sent right away to continue service on the route, Holden added.

 

Print
Email
|