An English teacher at Palm Beach County High School died in a car accident that also involved a private school bus.
A 26-year-old, of Delray Beach, was killed in the crash when her 2001 Ford Focus collided with the bus, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
Eight students and a driver were on the bus that was transporting students to a Catholic High School in Delray Beach. All nine people on the bus suffered non-life threatening injuries.
According to the sheriff’s office, the accident occurred at Delray Beach near the intersection of Route 27, between North Palm Beach and Wellington.
The Ford was heading north along Delray Beach and entered a turn onto the 1700 block, when it slid across the centerline, spun sideways and struck the oncoming school bus that was entering the turn southbound, the report said. Sheriff’s officials said, the wet road conditions are believed to have been a factor.
After hitting the bus, the Ford caught fire, according to the report. Crews from the Palm Beach County Volunteer Fire Department responded. The teacher was declared dead at the scene.
She had taught at Palm Beach County High School for a very long time, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The announcement said counselors were being made available to assist students and staff.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. 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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