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Trucker cited for careless driving after clipping back of full school bus 


Thirteen students were taken to the hospital this morning after a semi truck clipped a school bus in Florida.

The accident happened on Monday, September 12th in Escambria County near Pensacola, Florida.

According to the Pensacola News Journal, the school bus was taking students to Beulah Middle School when a semi truck traveling behind it failed to maintain a safe distance and struck the back of the bus. A total of 28 students were on board at the time.

“This morning we did have a crash involving an Escambia County School District bus and it involved an 18-wheeler,” Davis Wood, Escambia County public information and education officer, told the News Journal. “EMS and (Fire and Rescue) were on the scene.”

“I think a final number of 13 or 14 (students) were transported just for a checkup in order to be checked up at the hospital,” Strother said. “The information I have is that none of them appear to be serious injuries, but we won’t know that for sure until everyone has been seen at the area hospitals.”

“I’ve been led to believe that the bus driver wasn’t at fault in the accident,” he said. “From my understanding, the back left side of the bus got clipped.”

The truck driver was cited for careless driving. No further information has been released.


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