4 Injured After Bus Overturns in Virginia

Monday, Mar 17, 2014  |  Updated 12:44 PM EDT
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4 Injured After Bus Overturns in Va.

Police have charged a commercial bus driver with reckless driving after his bus overturned on Interstate 95, injuring four passengers.
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Police have charged a commercial bus driver with reckless driving after his bus overturned on Interstate 95, injuring four passengers.

According to Virginia State Police, Qilong Xiao, 50, of Flushing N.Y., was "going too fast" for the weather conditions when the bus went off the left side of the road and overturned onto its side on I-95 South near exit 136 just after 4 a.m. Police say 58 people were on the bus when it crashed.

The 2005 Van Hoos bus is registered to Princess Tours.

The four injured passengers suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries. All passengers were transported to area hospitals by county schools buses.

Police say the bus was heading from New York to Doraville, Ga. Authorities are having a hard time with the investigation because there is a language barrier between them and the passengers.

Xiao is being held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $5,000 bond.

Snow quickly accumulated overnight, leaving roads treacherous for many drivers. Between three to six inches of snow fell overnight throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area. The snow tapered off around 8 a.m. Monday.

Storm Team4 meteorologist Tom Kierien says lingering flurries in the afternoon will bring an additional half inch of snow to the area.

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