Early Monday morning, eight children were injured in a school bus accident while on their way to school. The students were heading to Virgil Mills Elementary School when a Ford Focus collided with the bus. Of the fifty-nine students aboard the bus, eight were taken to local hospitals. Seven were taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital and the other was taken to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center to treat minor injuries. Eighteen other students were evaluated at the accident scene.
According to Emergency Medical Services Lt. Jake Saur, the children were taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure. “It appears to be just minor bumps and bruises…if there’s any doubt at all, we’re sending them in to be evaluated.” The bus, which sustained minor damage, took the remaining students to the elementary school.
The driver of the car stated that the clutch of his car “got jammed” and that he was unable to stop at the stop sign. Even with the emergency brake on, he went through the intersection and turned left into the path of the bus. The bus driver attempted to avoid the collision by veering left but was unable to. Police charged the driver of the Ford with a failure to yield to the right of way. Police do not believe drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash.
School bus crash injures 8 students in Ellenton, www.miamiherald.com October 15, 2012.
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