Three Injured When School Bus Rear-Ends Car in Volusia County
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.
At this time, the bus was traveling along Amelia Avenue. Eleven students remained on the bus as it transported them from George W. Marks Elementary School back to their respective points of origin. Simultaneously, a sedan carrying three individuals was traveling down the opposite lanes of Amelia Avenue. The driver of the sedan is believed to have been traveling to a private residence, although it is not known if they or any of the other passengers within the vehicle were the homeowners.
In order to make the turn off of the road and into the driveway, the sedan needed to cross the opposite side of the street. It is not clear if the school bus was within sight at this time, but the reports indicated that the sedan had the right of way at the time. It was as they were only partially within the driveway that the school bus came along and struck the rear of the sedan, causing the smaller vehicle to spin violently to the side.
The precise number of people within the sedan at the time of the crash is not known, however of this number three of them were taken from the crash site to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries. It is believed that they were all in stable condition.
No one aboard the bus, including the driver and the 11 students, was injured as a result of the crash. What exactly happened to cause the accident is not clear, although the driver did tell police that they were looking into their rear view mirror just before the collision in order to make sure that the students in the back were behaving.
The bus driver was given a ticket citing careless driving. It is not clear if any other charges are pending.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.