05/14/2010 // West Palm Beach, Florida, USA // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan
Brownsville, FL—Two people, including a high school student, were hospitalized after a collision between a school bus and van. The accident occurred on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 in Brownsville, Florida, according to information provided by the Pensacola News Journal.
Reports indicate an Escambia County school bus was taking Pine Forest High School students home when the bus-van wreck occurred.
A van, whose driver was unidentified, was reportedly traveling northbound on Green Street. The bus, whose driver was also unidentified, was traveling westbound on West Avery. At approximately 12:40 p.m., the van sideswiped the driver’s side of the school bus for unknown reasons.
According to 25-year-old Justin Warner, “I ran up there to see if anyone was hurt then called 911… People do at least 40 (mph) around this corner everyday; it’s dangerous.” Warner was apparently smoking a cigarette outside his home when he witnessed the accident.
Emergency medical services (EMS) teams arrived at the scene to rush a student and the bus driver’s assistant to Sacred Heart Hospital. The extent of their injuries was not immediately clear.
The driver of the van managed to escape injury in the crash but was subsequently arrested. Officials from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) allegedly believed alcohol might have been a factor in the collision. It was not stated if the van driver was formally charged with DUI after the incident.
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