Seven children were injured while riding a bus on their way to school. According to Florida Highway Patrol troopers, a truck ran a red light and hit the school bus around 8 a.m. After striking the bus, the truck then caught fire, which was immediately put out. The collision happened while the bus was on its way to drop the children off at Escambia High School; there were 47 students on board. Seven of the 47 students on board were sent to Sacred Heart hospital, the driver was transported to Baptist Hospital. All their injuries were considered non-life-threatening.
Florida drivers need to pay attention and keep their focus on the road. This is especially true during morning and afternoon commutes when traffic conditions are heavily populated. During these times there are more automobiles on the road and, thus, chances for getting into an accident with another vehicle increase. If you would like to read more details on this accident please see Seven student passengers sent to hospital after truck hit school bus in Escambia County, Florida.