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Student Injured In School Bus Crash Near Punta Gorda

CHARLOTTE COUNTY – Florida Highway Patrol reported one person was seriously injured and a student suffered minor injuries after a crash Friday afternoon.

The crash took place as a 64 year old woman from Punta Gorda was driving a school bus with 15 students on board heading west on East Twin Lakes Drive., approaching the intersection with U.S. 41.

As the school bus approached the intersection a 19 year old woman from Punta Gorda was driving northbound on US 41 in a sedan approaching East Twin Lakes Drive.

After stopping at a stop sign at the intersection, the school bus proceeded entered the intersection and drove into the path of the oncoming car.

At 2:36:00 PM the front of the sedan crashed into the left rear side of the school bus.

The force of the crash knocked the car into a counter clock-wise spin, where it traveled into the left lane of northbound US 41, finally coming to a stop facing west.

One of the 15 students sustained minor injuries in the accident and was taken to a local hospital.

The driver of the car that hit the bus, had been wearing a seat belt during the crash and  was seriously injured in the collision.

The bus driver was cited for violation of right of way from a stop sign.


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Student Injured In School Bus Crash Near Punta Gorda

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
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