Legal news for Florida personal injury attorneys. A school bus slammed into a concrete culvert and injured seven students.
Florida Highway Patrol alerts Florida personal injury attorneys- A school bus crashed into a concrete culvert and injured seven students.
Kissimmee, FL—Seven middle school students were rushed to the hospital after their school bus slammed head-on into a culvert. The school bus crash happened on Monday, September 28, 2009, along Ham Brown Road, as reported by WFTV.
According to police officials, a school bus was transporting students to Horizon Middle School when the bus ran off the side of the road, into a ditch, and slammed head-on into a cement culvert. Seven students were injured as a result of the wreck, and were transported by area emergency medical services (EMS) crews to Osceola Regional Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. Reportedly, none of the injuries the students sustained were serious. The driver of the bus told investigators that he believed the steering systems on the bus might have malfunctioned. Parents of the injured students were also told by the school district that the crash was caused by a steering malfunction. Several of the injured students were reportedly released from the hospital by early Monday afternoon. The Osceola School District is currently investigating the exact cause of the crash. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is also conducting a full investigation into the school bus crash. At this time police officials have not filed any charges against the bus driver.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Florida personal injury lawyers.