Busch Gardens field trip turned tragic after pedestrian was hit by bus

Legal new for automobile accident attorneys in Florida. A bus hit a pedestrian who ran into the roadway.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a bus crash near Plant City that left a pedestrian dead.

West Palm Beach, FL—One of eight buses that were transporting 400 students hit and killed a pedestrian who ran out into the road to retrieve his dog. The fatal accident occurred on Friday, January 15, 2010 on S.R. 60 in the Plant City area, as reported by The Palm Beach Post.

John Christopher Morgan, 22, was fatally hit when he ran into the road after his dog jumped out of his car and onto the two-lane highway, according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). One of the buses in the eight-bus caravan, which were on their way back to West Palm Beach from a field trip to Busch Gardens, hit Morgan. The bus was carrying about 50 students from Bak Middle School when the frightening accident occurred. The driver of the bus and employee of V.I.P Charters, James R. Borgiet, 60 of Greenacres was not charged for the fatal accident. There were no reports of any injuries among the students who were riding on the bus.

Parents are now firing back on how the school bus company, and law enforcement handled the accident. The students reportedly weren’t allowed to call home immediately after the crash, and were not able to stop for a meal or snack break during the entire eight-hour trip from Tampa back to West Palm Beach. The students did not get home till 2:00 Saturday morning.

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