ELLENTON, Fla. — Authorities say eight children heading to a Tampa Bay area elementary school were injured in a bus crash.
Manatee County EMS reports that the children were taken to nearby hospital Monday morning with “very minor injuries.”
Virgil Mills Elementary School Principal Mike Rio says 59 students were on the bus. Besides the eight children taken to the hospital, 17 others were evaluated at the scene.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the collision occurred after a car ran a stop sign and turned into the path of the bus. The car’s driver told authorities he had been having problems with the clutch and couldn’t get the car to stop.
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune (http://bit.ly/XfQGFL) reports that the bus had minor damage but was able to continue on to the school.
Information from: Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune, http://www.heraldtribune.com