Florida Army National Guard bus overturns; 25 injured

Legal News for Florida Personal Injury Attorneys. A bus carrying 30 National Guard soldiers overturned, consequently injuring 25.

Florida personal injury attorney alerts- FHP officials are conducting crash investigations after soldiers were injured when bus rolled over.

Clay County, FL—Twenty-five soldiers sustained injuries when the Florida Army National Guard bus they were traveling in overturned near Camp Blanding. The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon, February 2, 2010, according to information provided by the Gainesville Sun.

Officials from the Florida Highway Patrol allegedly reported 30 soldiers occupying the bus at the time of the wreck. The incident occurred when bus driver, 23-year-old Jason Robert Turner veered onto the grassy shoulder of the roadway after failing to immediately notice the slowing convoy traffic passing in front of the bus. Upon swerving to avoid a collision with the convoy, the bus rolled onto the passenger side. A FHP trooper reported that no other vehicles became involved in the crash.

Emergency medical services (EMS) crews airlifted one soldier to Shands at the University of Florida via medical helicopter. He was to be treated for critical injuries in the trauma unit of the medical center. Eight additional soldiers were transported to hospitals including Shands at UF, the Orange Park Medical Center or Shands at Stark. Six more soldiers were transported back to Camp Blanding where medics treated them for minor injuries. All injuries, except those suffered by the man who was critically injured, were reportedly described as non-life threatening. No charges have yet to be filed in regards to the crash. Investigations are underway.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Florida Personal Injury Lawyers.

About the Author sandraquinlan