News: Driver rear-ends Marion County school bus with 50 students on board


MARION COUNTY, FL – A Marion County school bus was struck from behind by a vehicle on County Road 326 on Thursday morning, WKMG reports.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the bus was heading east at about 9 a.m. when the driver slowed down for a bus stop ahead of it just east of County Road 225A.

The driver of an eastbound Mercedes Benz failed to slow down or stop and crashed into the rear of the bus.  50 students were on board at the time.  The students were evaluated at the scene for minor complaints, but no one had to go to the hospital.

The bus driver, a 59-year-old Reddick man, was not injured.  The driver of the Mercedes, a 28-year-old Ocala woman, sustained minor injuries.

She was cited for careless driving, according to the FHP.

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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