Two Third Graders Killed, 15 Others Injured In Terrific Palm Beach Bus Crash

Two third graders were killed and at least 15 people were injured when a charter bus carrying youth football players from Boca Raton rolled off an interstate and overturned in Palm Beach County, authorities said.

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Palm Beach County Police said, the bus crashed along Interstate 95 near Wellington, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Broward County. Police said, most of the injured were children and that they were taken to hospitals in Delray Beach.

The elementary-school age children in Royal Palm Beach were returning home after taking an examination at school, according to the Florida Highway Patrol officials.

The students were on their way back home. He told The post that the bus swerved then flipped about 15 or 20 times, before landing on its side at the foot of an embankment.

“When the bus started flipping, the kids were hollering, and we were trying to calm them down,” he said in an interview from Delray Hospital, where he was treated for injuries to his right side and leg. “I was holding on, trying to make sure I didn’t get thrown out.”

Teachers and parents affiliated have not returned phone calls or emails seeking comment.

At a news conference in Boca Eaton, a Florida Highway Patrol Lieutenant said two third graders from the school died in the crash. He did not reveal the child’s name.


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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