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Three Individuals Sustain Injuries in School Bus in Rear-End Crash in Orange County, Florida


August 26, 2019

ORANGE COUNTY, FL – According to an online news report at mynews13.com, an Orange County school bus that was transporting 23 children was involved in an accident earlier this week, per the Florida Highway Patrol.*

A pickup truck rear-ended the bus as it was attempting to make a turn. The driver of the pickup truck received a citation for careless driving.   The bus was traveling southbound on Dean Road in the back of the school bus.  The driver who hit the bus is a 33-year-old female, per the Florida Highway Patrol. As the bus was making a right turn onto Winder Road, the female driver did not slow down, causing her to slam into the back of the bus.

Three individuals sustained minor injuries.  No one was taken to the hospital. "Drivers need to make sure they are looking out for school buses," the Florida Highway Patrol noted in a tweet.

There are no further details on the accident at this time.  The crash remains under investigation by the local police.  

Rear-end accidents often cause severe injuries. Even at a low rate of speed, a rear end collision could cause injuries.  Never downplay a “fender bender” because you feel a little sore. The soreness could be ongoing and worsen in the weeks after when the accident happened.  The soreness could be something worse.  High impact and low impact rear-end collisions could result in traumatic injuries.  Even if you think that you did not sustain serious injuries, it is highly recommended that you seek medical attention after any type of accident. 

Common injuries caused by rear-end collisions are as follows:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Bone fractures 
  • Whiplash and additional injuries to the neck
  • Injuries to the shoulder
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Traumatic amputations
  • Injuries to the knees
  • Spinal cord injuries

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Source:https://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/news/2019/08/19/school-bus-crash-orange-county

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