On Monday December 16th, a school bus accident in Bradenton resulted in a trip to the hospital for 15 students.
According to information provided by the Florida Highway Patrol, one school bus was following another in Monday afternoon traffic. The lead school bus stopped and the bus behind it failed to stop in time to avoid colliding with it from behind.
The lead bus that was hit had 48 students on board, while the other was carrying 26 students. Eight students from the bus that was hit and seven from the trailing bus were all taken to nearby area hospitals and treated for minor injuries, according to troopers. The approximate ages of the students were not provided by police.
The accident is currently under investigation. Police did not specify whether any type of mechanical failure or driver distraction was to blame for the crash.
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