Ellenton, FL (March 8, 2019) - Seven students were taken to an area hospital with injuries after their school bus was hit by a minivan on Thursday, March 7th, around 8:25 a.m.
The bus, which was from the Manatee County School District, was carrying 62 students when the crash took place. Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol say that 67-year-old Clarisse Maze was driving a Chrysler Town & Country westbound in a parking lot at Covered Bridge Estates when she struck the school bus, which was parked when the crash occurred.
Seven students on board the bus were taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital with injuries that are considered non-life-threatening. Troopers charged Maze with careless driving for her role in the crash.
Our thoughts go out to the students who were harmed in this collision, as well as their families, as they undergo the process of recovery.
A reportable accident happens about every 92 seconds in Florida. The safety and security of children is the top priority for anyone who has the responsibility of transporting them on a daily basis. This includes parents, caregivers, and school bus drivers. When a child is hurt in a crash, it can be a devastating and heartbreaking event. Fortunately, the injuries in this crash do not appear to be serious.
If you or a loved one have been hurt at the hands of a negligent driver, you have important legal rights to be compensated for your injuries and other damages. At Rubenstein Law, our Florida car accident attorneys will walk with you along your road to recovery. For your free consultation, please give us a call 24/7 at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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