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Student Struck by Vehicle at School Bus Stop in Myakka City, Florida

August 19, 2019

MYAKKA CITY, FL. – According to an online news story reported at, a student was struck by a vehicle at a school bus stop in Myakka City, Florida. The extent of injuries suffered by the student is not known at this time, and authorities are investigating to determine what charges, if any, will be pursued in the case.* 

The accident happened in the early morning at a school bus stop on Verna Bethany Road by Gopher Hill Road. Florida Highway Patrol and WWSB report that at about 6:30 a.m., a school bus was headed southbound on Verna Bethany Road, while a passenger vehicle was traveling north on the same roadway. The make and model of the passenger vehicle were not included in the news report. 

Troopers say that the passenger vehicle drove through a school zone and past the school bus, which had stopped to let students board. The news report says that the bus’s lights were flashing at the time, indicating that vehicles needed to stop. The passenger vehicle proceeded past the bus and struck a student who was trying to board. 

WWSB reports that the student was injured in the collision, and emergency crews took him or her to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St Petersburg, Florida. The extent of the child’s injuries was not reported. The student was identified as a 14-year-old Lakewood Ranch High School student, but no other information about him or her was included in the news report. 

The driver was identified as a 19-year-old woman. Her city of residence was not reported. The report did not say whether she was injured or if she was the only occupant of the vehicle when the accident occurred. 

Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating, and Troopers reportedly believe that distracted driving might have played a role in the accident. 

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