5 students injured in Ocala school bus crash

Legal news for Florida automobile accident attorneys. A car rear-ended a school bus which left five students injured.

Florida automobile accident attorney alerts- A school bus and a car crashed in Ocala.

Orlando, FL—Several students were rushed to the hospital after a car rear-ended a school bus on Monday, November 16, 2009. The car struck the school bus while in slow-moving traffic on Northeast Third Street near the intersection of Northeast 17th Avenue around 9:19 a.m., as reported by Ocala.com.

A school bus was transporting 54 students to Fort King Middle School when the accident occurred. One student, who was traveling on the bus, was transported by Marion County Fire Rescue to Munroe Regional Medical Center as a precaution. Four other students later made their way to Fort King Middle School clinic complaining of neck and back pain, and were also taken to the hospital. The school bus was identified as NO. 0515, which runs the No. 1017 route. The driver of the car was evaluated at the scene by responding emergency medical services (EMS) teams, but it is not known if the driver was taken to the hospital. The driver’s identity has not been released at this time. Luckily, a fire engine was driving through the area and witnessed the accident. The firefighters immediately rushed to the scene and began rescue efforts. It is unknown if anyone has been cited for the wreck. Police officials are currently investigating the crash.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Florida automobile accident lawyers.

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