A bus carrying dozens of Martin County eighth-graders for a field trip overturned on Interstate 95 in northeastern Broward County, Federal Highway Patrol officers said.
Officials said one child and one teacher were seriously injured. A bus carrying 26 children and three chaperones from a school in Martin County overturned at least once on the highway near Hobe Sound, FHP 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.
Martin County Police say the southbound car lost control as it tried to pass the bus on Interstate 95 in northeastern Broward County, came back across travel lanes and clipped the front of the bus.
Troopers said the driver of the passenger vehicle is from Delray Beach and he refused medical treatment at the scene. Crash investigators have consulted with the Martin County State’s Attorney’s Office, who said charges would be withheld for now. Once the investigation has been completed, the state’s attorney will review it and determine if charges will be filed, troopers said in a statement,
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious bus accident involving eight-graders, which ultimately, resulted in injuries. We wish the victims a speedy recovery and 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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