An out-of-control cab driver rear-ended a city bus, jumped the curb and collided with pedestrians injuring over 13 people, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
The 53-year-old driver was on 125th Street near South Beach in Indian River County when he rammed his 2007 black Cadillac Escalade into the 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 42-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 also sustained minor injuries, police said.
The driver and the male pedestrian were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The female pedestrian and three bus passengers were taken to another hospital in Indian River County, also with minor injuries. It was not immediately clear what had caused the crash. An FHP spokeswoman said a total of 9 people were hurt in the accident.
Among the 9 were two police officers on the scene one refused medical attention and the other went to a hospital in 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.
Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash. “Whenever you are behind the wheel of a car, please make sure you are paying attention to all road signs and signals. If you are in an accident where someone didn’t follow the posted signs or signals, please call me so that we can discuss your rights.”
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