First Reported School Bus Stop Injury of 2019-2020 School Year

A Florida state trooper explained what happened at the scene of the incident to a WWSB ABC7 reporter.
A Florida state trooper explained what happened at the scene of the incident to a WWSB ABC7 reporter.

WWSB ABC7 reported a 19-year-old woman hit and injured a high school student at a school bus stop this morning, Aug. 15, in Myakka City, Florida.

The 14-year-old student who attends Lakewood Ranch High School, which is located south of Tampa, was attempting to board the school bus. The bus lights were on, noted the news report.

The 19-year-old female driver traveled through a school zone, but the driver reportedly did not realize the school bus would be coming to a stop.


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The driver will have a mandatory court date, and charges will be made, based on applicable school bus statutes, ABC7 said. Distracted driving is suspected to have played a role in the crash.

The student was taken to a nearby hospital and the victim’s condition remains unknown.