Florida Highway Patrol confirms two people are dead after a school bus crash carrying 22 elementary school students in Clay County.

Florida personal injury lawyer alert-Florida school bus crash in Clay County involving a Middleburg Elementary School bus left 2 dead.

Jacksonville, FL–A Middleburg Elementary School bus carrying 22 students was rear-ended by a Pontiac Grand Am on Tuesday afternoon, September 29, 2009, as reported by First Coast News. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) bus crash accident investigators said the car burst into flames upon impact and killed both the driver and the passenger.

According to FHP officials, the bus was waiting to make a left hand turn onto Santa Clara Avenue from Blanding Blvd., when 19 year old driver, Elisabeth Brantley, of Interlachen, slammed into the back of the school bus. Paul Bruchesky, a 48 year-old Melrose man who was riding in the front seat was also killed in the fiery wreck. Samantha Brantley, Elisabeth’s 16 year-old sister was a back seat passenger who was transported to Shands Jacksonville by Clay County emergency medical services (EMS) personnel for treatment of her injuries. Several of the children on the bus were transported to Orange Park Medical Center and Shands Jacksonville for treatment of their injuries.

Florida Highway Patrol motor vehicle collision (MVC) detectives continue to investigate the cause of the fatal crash. Authorities are requesting the “Good Samaritan” who reportedly used hid Dodge 2005 pickup to tow the blazing car away from the school bus to prevent the bus from catching fire come forward. Apparently the unidentified hero may have saved children’s lives but left the scene before troopers could speak with him.

Florida personal injury lawyer information by legal news reporter Heather L. Ryan.

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