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Another School Bus Crash in Manatee County

Mar 1, 2012

We've just received word that eight children have been injured, none seriously, in a bus crash in Manatee County this morning.

This comes less than two months after another big school bus accident in Manatee County that injured 23 students.

Which leads to the question - is this just bad luck for Manatee County bus drivers, or is there some sort of training they need?

Also, we all know how dangerous our Florida roads can be.

From the Sarasota Herald-Tribune:

Bus 563 was stopped for students to board at the intersection of 27th Street East and 11th Avenue East when the truck crashed into the rear of the bus at about 7:45 a.m., school officials said...

About 20 students were on the bus, which was headed to Freedom Elementary School.

No word yet on who, if anyone, might be at fault. The bus driver and the truck driver did not report any injuries.