CITRUS COUNTY, FL – Two people were hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after a multi-vehicle accident involving a school bus in Citrus County, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.
The incident happened along North Dunkenfield Avenue near the intersection with North Marion May at about 3:08 p.m. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Chevrolet HHR was stopped in the northbound lane of North Dunkenfield at about the same time a Citrus County School District bus had stopped to make a turn at the intersection.
The FHP said the driver of a Dodge Caravan did not see that the Chevrolet had stopped in front of him and rear-ended the vehicle, causing it to hit the left side of the bus as it was turning.
The driver of the Dodge, a 58-year-old man from Homosassa, and the driver of the Chevrolet, a 73-year-old woman from Crystal River were taken to an area hospital with injuries that were described as non-incapacitating. The school bus driver and the 39 high school students on board were not injured.
The Dodge driver was cited by the FHP for careless driving.
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