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May 23, 2017

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.

Due to the force of the impact, both of the moped’s riders were thrown from the vehicle while the moped itself was smashed into two separate pieces. The Florida Highway Patrol and other emergency response services quickly accessed the scene and transported both of the men on the moped to Orlando Regional Medical Center. Once they arrived, one of the men was declared to be dead. The other man, while alive, was admitted as being in critical condition. Currently, it is not known how well this individual is recovering.

Three individuals were aboard the bus at the time of the accident, but none of them suffered from any injuries. The driver of the bus was as well uninjured. At the time of this writing, it is not believed that any charges are pending against the bus driver. Authorities are still investigating this crash for information regarding the circumstances surrounding the incident. There were several witnesses to the crash, and it is highly probable that their testimony will play a large role in the outcome of the investigation. Currently, they have been able to provide information stating that the driver of the moped had not switched the bike’s lights on (although it is also possible that the lights themselves were broken and the driver of the vehicle decided to drive on the bike anyway) and that the bike was sliced in two after being struck by the turning Lynx bus.

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