The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a school bus vs. semi crash this morning in Hernando County.
According to troopers, six children suffered minor injuries.
Troopers said the collision took place on westbound State Road 50 and Interstate 75 in Brooksville.
The driver of the semi failed to completely stop as it exited I-75 and approached the SR-50 intersection. The semi then clipped the back of the bus as it moved west on SR-50.
The school bus, carrying 18 students from Hernando High school, ended up on its side. None of the students needed to be transported for their injuries.
According to authorities, charges are pending against the driver.
Large trucks, like semis, account for 4 percent of all vehicles involved in injury and property damage crashes. One out of nine car crash deaths results from a collision involving a large truck. Hernando County definitely has its share of truck accidents that injure people, cause property damage, and even result in wrongful deaths. Our Hernando County Truck Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton represent people injured in truck and semi-truck accident cases as well as families of those who have lost loved ones in these types of accidents.
If you have been injured in a collision with a semi truck, call us today for a free consultation at 352-666-2121 or contact us online. We will gladly discuss your case with you and explain your rights. We even make house calls and hospital visits if you are unable to come in and meet with us at our office in Spring Hill.