Lakeland, FL (May 17, 2019) - Several students were hurt when two charter buses collided with one another in Lakeland on Friday, May 17th. The accident took place on Rockridge Road.
According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, the two buses from Pepin Academies were traveling northbound on Rockridge. At the same time, a Ford F150 driven by Steven Collins had slowed to make a turn into a driveway. The F150's lights were inoperative at the time. The first bus then collided with the F150 as the bus driver was not able to see the brake lights on the F150. The driver of the second bus struck the rear of the first bus following the initial collision.
A total of 34 students and three adults were taken to Lakeland Regional Health. Their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. Police continue to investigate.
Our condolences are with those hurt in this school bus crash in Lakeland. It appears at this time that, fortunately, there are no life-threatening injuries. Many Florida car accidents will be life-changing events for those involved. The injuries sustained can be quite serious and may involve lengthy treatment, high medical costs, and missed time from work. Your activities could be limited for a prolonged period of time while you recover.
If you find yourself in this situation and the crash was not your fault, you have important legal rights. You have the right to be appropriately compensated for your injuries as well as your pain and suffering. This number may be significant depending upon the circumstances of your case.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida car accident attorneys are here for you during the tough times. For a free consultation, please give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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