A bus carrying dozens of St. Lucie County eighth-grade students to Broward County for a field trip overturned on Interstate 95 in Coral Springs, Florida Highway Patrol Officials said. Officials said one child and one teacher were seriously injured.
The bus carrying 26 children and a driver overturned at least once on the highway in Coral Springs, Federal Highway Patrol spokesman said. One child and one adult were flown to trauma centers in Broward County. Others were taken to hospitals by ambulance, police said. No deaths have been reported.
One teacher was flown to the Broward County Medical Center’s trauma center in Coral Springs, but was still going through triage. A spokeswoman for the Hospital for Children in Coral Springs said a student had been taken there.
Neither facility would give information on the patients injuries or conditions.
The authorities of Coral Springs said in a statement that 17 patients were taken to its hospital in Broward County. Nine patients were taken to another hospital in Hillsboro Beach. Two children were also taken from the Broward County Medical Center to Children’s Hospital in Hillsboro Beach.
Police said a car that tried to pass the bus clipped it, causing it to overturn. State Police say the southbound car lost control as it tried to pass the bus on Interstate 95 in Coral Springs, came back across travel lanes and clipped the front of the bus.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving a school bus traveling on a field trip which ultimately caused serious injuries to several students. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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