A bus, carrying dozens of Palm Beach County fourth-graders to Martin County for a field trip, overturned on Interstate 95 in northeastern Martin County, FHP police said.
Officials said, three children and two teachers were seriously injured. The bus carrying 16 children, from a school in Palm Beach County, three chaperones, and the driver overturned at least once on the highway near Riviera Beach, FHP spokesman said.
Three children and three adults were flown to trauma centers in Martin County. Others were taken to hospitals by ambulance, police officials 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 Martin 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 is finished 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 accident resulting in injuries. 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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