An automobile / bus accident involving a school bus occurred in Bayou George, Florida. Fortunately, no one was severely injured. The accident occurred after a 77-year-old driver ran a stop sig and hit the back-end of the bus causing the bus to rollover. The 77-year-old man was identified as Wilford Bailey of Youngstown, Florida. Bailey was driving his 2008 Chevrolet Malibu at around 6 a.m., he was charged with a stop sign violation. According to Mike Jones, Chief of Safety, Security and Police for Bay District Schools, the impact of the collision spun the bus around and off the road causing the tires of the bus to go into ruts and ultimately flip on its passenger side.
The driver of the bus, 54-year-old Darrell “Gene” Horne, of Panama City, Florida, was treated by a doctor for his personal injuries but was not taken to the hospital. There was only one student on the bus, 15-year-old Devon Mercer. Devon was taken to the hospital by his parents and was treated for his personal injuries. According to reports by the Florida Highway Patrol, Devon was not wearing a seat belt. If you would like to read more n this topic please see Rear end collision causes school bus to roll over, no one severely injured.
Florida drivers need to be appreciate the inherent dangers involving in driving automobiles. By paying attention, staying alert and keeping their focus on the road, drivers decrease the likelihood of being involved in an accident.