Bus Accidents | Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
According to preliminary crash reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, an 8-year-old child suffered fatal injuries on May 13th, 2021, after the vehicle she was riding in rear-ended a Citrus County school bus carrying 30 students and a 79-year-old bus driver.
A collision between a car and a school bus within Volusia County earlier in the month of March resulted in the injury of at least three individuals. Reports from police officers working within the city of DeLand indicated that the incident took place during the minutes leading up to 3:00 in the afternoon, as the school bus was taking children from school back to their homes.
Families of students attending Windermere High School received a frightening shock on the morning of Thursday, January 9th, after the school bus transporting a number of these teens to school was struck by a wrong-way driver. Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol stated that it was sometime during the morning when 21 Windermere High School students were inside of the bus and on their way to school. At this same time, a 50-year-old Windermere resident was behind the wheel of a 2014 Infiniti QX 60 and traveling along the same road.
During the morning of Wednesday, December 18th, deputies working with the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office received reports of an accident between a school bus and a pedestrian. Officers, paramedics, EMTs and other emergency personnel rushed to the scene of the bus accident and began to treat the badly injured person as well as conduct a preliminary investigation into just what happened to cause the incident in the first place.
A collision between a school bus and a GMC Yukon within the city of Summerfield towards the end of October resulted in the death of one individual as well as the minor injury of at least two others. Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol within Marion County indicated that the bus, which belonged to the Marion County Public School District, was traveling along the western lane of County Road 42 when it stopped at a pre-designated place in order to collect a student. The GMC Yukon was traveling behind the bus at this time.
A bus accident that took place early in October on Interstate 4 resulted in the injury of at least nine individuals. Initial reports regarding the crash came from the Lynx bus service, one of whose fleet vehicles was involved in the accident. The reports from Lynx stated that the crash took place shortly before noon on Tuesday, October 1st. Only one vehicle was reportedly involved in the crash, a fact which likely drastically reduced the number of injuries which were sustained.
It was during the afternoon rush hour on Thursday, September 12th, that officers with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office as well as members of the Orange County Fire Rescue received reports of an accident involving a school bus close to the intersection of Dr. Phillips Boulevard and Conroy Windermere Road. According to the current reports regarding the situation, the incident was in fact a collision, and as well as the school bus it involved an SUV. It is not believed that any other vehicles were involved in the crash.
Members of the Florida Highway Patrol were on hand to respond to reports of an accident that took place in Orange County between a school bus and a pickup truck. According to troopers and news agencies who reached the bus accident early after it took place, the crash happened on the morning of Monday, August 19th, after the driver of the pickup truck failed to notice that the school bus had slowed down in order to navigate a turn.
At approximately 3 p.m. on May 21, 2019, a school bus from a West Melbourne elementary school was loaded up with students and headed out to its usual stops throughout the city when it was involved in an auto accident with another vehicle.
Just as the tail-end of rush hour was wrapping up on Tuesday, December 12, 2018, two Disney World charter buses carrying multiple passengers were involved in a rear-end car accident near Epcot Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.