DELAND, Fla. — A school bus crashed into the rear of a sedan while the sedan driver attempted to turn into a driveway in DeLand. The crash injured three of the occupants of the sedan. Fortunately, none of the school-aged children on the bus sustained any injuries. Although the bus driver was uninjured in the crash, police issued a traffic ticket to the school bus operator for careless driving, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The crash happened on Amelia Avenue in DeLand, in the vicinity of Voorhis and Euclid Avenues.
DeLand police and fire received a 911 call reporting a school bus accident just after 3:00 p.m. Thursday. Upon arriving at the scene, first responders tended to eleven school-aged children on board the school bus. None of the children were hurt, and medics allowed the children to go home without first going to the hospital. The people riding in the sedan struck by the school bus were not so lucky.
One adult and two children were riding in a sedan the was turning into a driveway on Amelia Avenue when the school bus collided with the rear of the sedan. Both children and the adult from the sedan required ambulance transportation to the hospital for treatment of their injuries.
The school bus driver remained at the scene of the accident. The school bus driver told police that he looked up from the road to check the rearview mirror when the bus hit that slowed to make the turn into a driveway. The bus driver admitted to police that he or she checked the mirror to keep an eye on the school bus passengers. DeLand police issued the bus driver a traffic ticket for careless driving because the school bus driver looked away from the road. There was no update on the current medical condition of the people injured in the collision.
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