Charlotte County, FL (April 9, 2021) - Several students and a school bus driver were taken to a hospital following a crash in Charlotte County on Friday. The accident took place around 9:00 a.m on Jones Loop Road near U.S. 41.
According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, a bus was stopped at a railroad track when it was rear-ended by a van. Six students aboard the bus, along with one teacher, were injured in the accident. According to Florida Highway Patrol, no one else was hurt in the crash. There were no serious injuries reported.
Police are still investigating the accident at this time. No further details have been released.
According to NHTSA statistics, a reportable car accident in Florida occurs about every 92 seconds. When a crash takes place, an investigation will help reveal which driver was responsible for the crash. Each day across Florida, negligent drivers wreak havoc on our roadways and can cause accidents that can lead to serious injuries for innocent victims.
Our thoughts are with the injured students following this crash in Charlotte County
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