On Friday March 28th, officials from Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded
to a traffic accident involving a Hillsborough County school bus that
took place on Progress Boulevard in Riverview during the afternoon hours.
The school bus accident blocked one of the eastbound lanes of traffic
on Progress Boulevard for a few hours.
According to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, the traffic accident involved
a Spoto High School bus and two other automobiles. Fire rescue officials
reported that at total of six high school students were driven to the
hospital by their parents – citing complaints of minor injuries.
Two more high school students were taken to Brandon Hospital by ambulance
and treated for non-life threatening injuries. All of the students aboard
the bus were over the age of 14. One driver from one of the other vehicles
involved in the school bus accident was also taken to the hospital with
minor injuries. Officials noted that the injuries being treated on scene
primarily consisted of lower back injuries.
Riding the School Bus – Safety Tips for All Kids
- Find a seat and sit down promptly – it is important to listen to
the bus driver in case there are any special instructions students may
need to follow.
- Do not leave your seat until the bus arrives at your stop and remain seated
at all times.
- Keep backpacks, bags, and books out of the aisle, as they can trip others
or block the way to the emergency exit.
Tampa Bay Times