Collision Between Bus, Car Injures Both Drivers

On behalf of Oldham & Smith posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The drivers of two vehicles were both hospitalized following a car accident that occurred in Orlando earlier this month. A car and a school bus reportedly collided at the intersection of Old Winter Garden Road and Good Homes Road at approximately 6:05 a.m. on a recent morning.

Luckily, no students were aboard the bus at the time of the crash. The car, a Kia, was headed south on Good Homes Road. It apparently entered the intersection from the left lane after the light turned red, according to a number of witnesses at the scene. The bus, going west on Old Winter Garden Road, was also in the left lane and smashed into the driver’s side of the car in the intersection.

The motorists were both rushed by emergency vehicles to the same facility, Orlando Regional Medical Center. The 32-year-old bus driver was hospitalized with what were described as serious injuries. The 52-year-old driver of the car was hospitalized with critical injuries. According to WDBO’s website, that driver had to be extracted from the vehicle.

Officers from the Florida Highway Patrol indicated that their investigation is ongoing and would examine what caused the accident. They indicated that it was yet to be determined whether there would be any charges filed as a result of the crash.

The school bus was reportedly equipped with a video camera and footage from the camera is being made available for examination by school authorities, according to WDBO.

Source:, “Orlando school bus crash; 1 critical, 1 serious,” Sept. 8, 2011


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