News: Driver, 78, injured in collision with school bus in Marion County


MARION COUNTY, FL  – A driver was injured in a collision with a school bus in Marion County Tuesday morning, state troopers said.

The accident happened in the vicinity of SW 20th Avenue Road and SW 154th Street Road at about 8 a.m., according to WGFL.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a 78-year-old woman was driving a Jeep north on SW 20th Avenue Road when she drove off the roadway onto a grass shoulder.  When she tried to get back on the road, the Jeep was hit by a northbound school bus and the impact sent both vehicles onto the grass.

The driver of the Jeep was hospitalized with undisclosed injuries.  The FHP said that she was cited for making an illegal turn.  No one was injured on the school bus, which was carrying two senior citizens and two teenagers at the time.

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