An out-of-control driver rear-ended a city bus, jumped the curb and collided with pedestrians injuring 8 people, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
The 62-year-old driver was on 125th Street near South Beach in Indian River County when he rammed his 2007 black Cadillac Escalade into the M60 bus that was leaving a bus stop, according to the police and Florida Highway Patrol officials.
The impact sent the SUV over the curb, where it struck a 26-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man on the sidewalk, Florida Highway Patrol said.
A 48-year-old woman who was riding in the back seat of the SUV. She sustained minor injuries, police said.
The driver and the male pedestrian were taken to Delray Medical Center with minor injuries.
The female pedestrian and two bus passengers were taken to another hospital in the Indian River County, also with minor injuries.
A FHP spokeswoman said, a total of 8 people were hurt in the accident.
Among the 8 were two police officers. One refused medical attention and the other went to a hospital in the Indian River County with minor injuries, according to the spokeswoman. Police could not confirm the injuries.
It was not immediately clear what had caused the crash.
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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