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Bus Driver Killed in Tallahassee Bus Accident

May 11, 2014
Colson Hicks Eidson

According to WCTV TV, a school bus carrying a Florida high school track team crashed early in the morning of April 18. The crash happened at the intersection of Apalachee Parkway and Conner Boulevard in Tallahassee around 2:30 a.m. The 65-year-old bus driver was killed and four people were taken to the hospital for their injuries.

Deputies say there were 33 people on the school bus, and they were on the way back from a track meet in Jacksonville when the crash occurred.

“The gold Camry was traveling eastbound on Apalachee Parkway and turned north onto Conner Boulevard, striking the school bus. After impact, the school bus traveled off the side of the road, [and] struck the traffic signal pole,” stated Captain James McQuaig with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.

Leon County deputies say the 65-year-old bus driver was killed on the scene. School administrators say two students and two coaches were taken to the hospital for their injuries. Authorities stated that the 25-year-old driver of the Camry was taken to jail from the scene and charged with DUI.

“It makes me feel sad because here we go again with another drunk driver out endangering the lives of people, not only the students. People really need to consider their habits and what they’re doing and how they affect others,” stated one parent.

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After a bus accident, the bus company may offer you a settlement so they can minimize their monetary losses from a lawsuit. Contact our accident attorneys before accepting any offers from a bus company. We can seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.

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