Students hospitalized after school bus crash

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A Sarasota school bus was involved in an accident with a car today around 9:15 Tuesday morning.

Seven students were taken to the hospital, along with the driver and an attendant. All are expected to be released without severe injury, although one special needs student was reported as having a “trauma alert”.

Heading to a special needs school called Oakpark School, the bus was traveling through an intersection when a car attempted a left-hand turn in front of the bus, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

FHP reports that 12 students were riding the bus at the time of the crash.  The impact of the car hitting the front of the bus forced it to collide with a power pole.

Two passengers in the car were also reported to have been injured.

Images taken from above, show fire and medical crew attending the scene.  The intersection was closed off due to leaking fuel and debris.

Local news coverage describes the scene and shows the damage to the vehicles.

 

H/T: Fox 13 Sarasota

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