A collision with a school bus in Jacksonville, Florida sent one adult and two students to the hospital. The students riding in the bus were taken to the hospital as a precautionary matter and had no report of serious injuries. However, the other victim, which was also the driver of the other car involved in the accident, was sent to the hospital in critical condition after being cut from the vehicle.
According to police, the man was driving a Toyota Matrix and rear-ended the bus when the Mandarin High School bus stopped to pick up students. A tenth-grader said the impact from the collision caused the bus door to strike her in the face while she was attempting to board the bus. Anne Smith, Assistant Chief of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, said the bus was displaying stop flags and flashing lights when the accident occurred. If you would like to read more on this incident please see Rear-end collision with Jacksonville, Florida school bus sends 3 to the hospital.
Driving on Florida roadways can be extremely dangerous, especially during hours with heavy traffic volume. Florida drivers need to stay attentive and keep their focus on the road. Doing so will decrease chances of being involved in an accident and keep Florida roadways safer for all, especially children.