“School bus hits SUV, two transported, no one on bus hurt”

SEBRING – The Florida Highway Patrol investigated a crash between a Highlands County school bus carrying more than 30 children and a Ford Explorer on Thursday afternoon. Two people in the Ford were transported to Florida Hospital Heartland, according to Lance Duvall, supervisor with the Highlands County Emergency Medical Services. “There was no mention of any injuries on the bus,” he said. It was not known Friday to what extent the two were hurt. Nor have their names been released. The accident took place at about 3:39 p.m. at the intersection of Citroen Avenue and Grand Prix Drive, in Sebring, said Transportation Director David Solomon. “Our driver was cited for failure to make a proper stop,” he said. Solomon said there were more than 30 children on the bus at the time, but he did not get the sheet with the exact count back from the Florida Highway Patrol. The driver has been driving for the district since 2005, he said. “We haven’t completed our internal investigation yet,” he said. “He will undergo further training. He feels real bad about it.” for more information please visit: http://www2.highlandstoday.com/content/2011/mar/25/251651/LAINSIDO1-school-bus-hits-suv-two-transported-no-o/news/