A 51-year old female driver was hit by a school bus and seriously injured in Pasco County, Florida, on Tuesday, reports The Tampa Bay Tribune.
The accident occurred just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, when the school bus reportedly ran a stop sign while traveling south on Monteverde and collided with the woman’s 2001 Buick LeSabre, which was headed east on Bosley. The woman did not have a stop sign. The bus rolled onto its side in the accident.
On board the bus, which was at the end of its route, was a 68-year-old male driver from New Port Richey, a 17-year-old female student from Hudson, and her two-month-old daughter. The student had reportedly been on her way to a special program for young mothers. All suffered minor injuries in the crash and were taken to a nearby hospital.
Sergeant Steve Gaskins told The Tampa Bay Tribune that the LeSabre’s driver was seriously injured and had to be airlifted from the crash site. She required surgery at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, and is now in stable condition.
The bus driver has worked for the school system for more than 10 years. He has been charged with failure to yield at a stop sign.
Pasco school spokeswoman Summer Romagnoli has said that following the bus driver’s return to work he will be reassigned until the department’s internal investigation is complete.
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