Seven people were injured and taken to area hospitals after a car slammed into the back of a Lynx bus shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday.
A Ford Taurus apparently rear-ended a Lynx bus at a bus stop in Orlando, Florida.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, six people on the bus were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
The 32-year-old driver of the Taurus was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.
FHP estimates the Taurus was traveling around 35 mph when it smashed into the bus.
According to reports, the collision left the bus with minor damages.
Rear-end collisions can be devastating, resulting in head, brain and neck injuries that can cause temporary or permanent disabilities. While a rear-end collision may be the most common type of auto accident, the injuries you may suffer from one are anything but ordinary. Injuries from this type of accident could leave you unable to work, perform everyday functions such as turning your head or even sitting up straight and keep you from enjoying life.
Most rear-end collisions occur because the other driver was not paying attention, speeding, using their cell phone or driving recklessly. A distracted driver may take their eyes off the road for a myriad of reasons including changing a CD, text messaging, applying makeup and eating or drinking. Unfortunately, seconds are all it takes for a driver to be distracted and cause an accident, leaving you to suffer the consequences. If you were struck from behind due to another driver’s negligence, you may experience serious injuries such as:
• Head and Neck Injuries
• Nerve Damage
• Scarring and Disfigurement
• Back Strains
• Arm and Hand Injuries
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