News: 4 children injured when school bus overturns in Marion County


MARION COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a school bus accident in Marion County left four children injured last week.

WFTV reports details of the crash that occurred Friday afternoon on County Road 463 near SE 55th Place at about 3:06 p.m.

According to the FHP’s investigation, the 62-year-old driver of the school bus was going west when traffic ahead came to an abrupt stop.  The driver, an Ocala woman, attempted to avoid those cars by steering into a grassy area, where the bus overturned onto its left side.

Of the 18 children on the bus at the time, four were transported to Advent Health of Ocala for treatment.

The bus reportedly was used for a private day care facility.

Have you been injured in a Marion County motor vehicle accident due to another person’s negligence? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your accident-related expenses.  At the law firm of Whittel & Melton, our experienced Marion County car accident lawyers know what it takes to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. Give us a call at 866-608-5529 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.

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