A bus driver with the Palm Tran bus service was traveling northbound on Interstate 95 this past Thursday when a bizarre and terrifying incident occurred. According to a spokesperson for Palm Tran Public Transportation, it was around 7:15 in the morning when the incident occurred, close to where Interstate 95 crosses Woolbright Road in the city of Boynton Beach. Footage from the bus itself shows what happened in great detail: as the bus is driving down the right lane of I-95, one of the rear tires can be seen rolling across the road, away from the bus and towards the center median. The bus itself, clearly out of control, then careens towards the center median, crashing into the rear of a black pickup truck before slamming into the center divider. Read the rest »
Early this past Sunday evening at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Disney World property in Orlando, a charter bus carrying tourists was involved in a head-on collision after an SUV failed to stop at a red light. Read the rest »
Close to 1:00 in the morning on Saturday two individuals were riding on a moped southward on Pine Hills Road when they crashed into a Lynx bus that was traveling north on the same street. According to a report issued by the Florida Highway Patrol, the moped’s lights were not illuminated at the time of the accident, which meant that the driver of the bus—who has not been named and is currently not facing any charges—was unable to see them. Attempting to turn left off of Pine Hills Road and onto Indian Hill Road, the bus cut in front of the moped, causing the moped to strike the front of the bus. Read the rest »
Tuesday Morning, in Longwood, a Seminole County school bus was transporting numerous students to school when a motorcyclist lost control of her bike and slammed into the bus’ side. Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol have released their current timeline of events and it discusses how the incident happened that has resulted in one person being hospitalized. According to the report, Kimberly Rosselot, a Longwood resident, was driving her 2015 Honda motorcycle eastward along Acorn Drive when she approached Longwood Lake Mary Road. This was just before 8:00 in the morning. Read the rest »
In Broward County, hundreds of people board the mass transit system every day, never giving a second thought to the possibility that a bus accident may occur along the way. The evidence though, shows that they might want to take a second thought before boarding that bus.
An early morning crash involving a bus and a car sent seven people to the hospital early Tuesday morning. A JTA bus was stopped to let a woman off on Philips Highway at the intersection with Baymeadows Way when it was rear-ended by another vehicle. It is not clear at this time why the female driver of the automobile failed to stop. All of the persons transported to the hospital received non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of a Disney World bus whose legs were crushed in an accident near Epcot in 2010 was awarded $970,000 by an Orange County jury in a recent ruling. The 47-year-old driver had been a Disney employee for 10 years when he was critically injured in the accident on March 23, 2010. He was driving his bus that day when he collided with the back of a tour bus, which had stopped on Epcot Center Drive. Florida Highway Patrol troopers gave the man a ticket for careless driving in connection with the accident, but his personal injury attorney persuaded the jury that the driver of the tour bus was also at fault for parking her bus in the middle of the road.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a recent multi-vehicle Orlando auto accident involving a Lynx bus and two other vehicles that sent ten people to area hospitals. Troopers say the accident occurred on south Rio Grande Avenue when a 1996 Pontiac Grand Am driven by an 18-year-old Orlando woman drove onto Rio Grande Avenue from 42nd Avenue. Troopers report that the driver of the Grand Am was westbound on 42nd Avenue when she sped out from a stop sign and drove into the path of the Lynx bus. They say that the driver of the bus tried to take evasive action but had no time to stop. Her bus collided with the Grand Am and pushed it into a 2002 Pontiac driven by a 61-year-old Orlando woman.
Elissa Schee is motivated to convince Florida legislators to finally pass a ban on cell phone use while driving. Her daughter Margay was killed four years ago when a tractor-trailer collided with the rear of a school bus, killing her and injuring 15 other students. According the Florida Highway Patrol accident investigation, the bus had stopped on U.S. 301 near Citra on Sept. 23, 2008, to drop off students when the truck plowed into the rear. Troopers say the truck did not brake before the collision, and their investigation confirmed that the truck driver had been using his cell phone immediately before the accident.
A Kissimmee teen struck and severely injured in a recent pedestrian accident is reportedly barely clinging to life after being struck by a car. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers report that the young man was trying to board a school bus when he was struck and injured by a car driven by an 86-year-old Orlando man. Troopers say that the driver passed the school bus while it was stopped, had its lights flashing and had its stop sign deployed. The 16-year-old victim is being treated at Arnold Palmer Hospital and is listed in critical condition.