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Truck crashes into farm worker bus near Immokalee

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Posted at 12:37 PM, Apr 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-18 22:40:44-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Numerous rescue crews responded to the scene of a serious accident on State Road 29 involving a farm worker bus Tuesday.

The accident happened around 10:15 a.m. at the intersection of S.R. 29 and Oil Well Park Road.  That's south of Oil Well Road, east of Ave Maria in Collier County.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, a farm worker bus with 60 workers on board had slowed to turn left onto Oil Well Park Road when a semi truck approaching from behind was unable to stop in time.  The truck's driver swerved left and hit the left side of the bus as it was turning.

Approximately 33 passengers were said to have minor injuries, but none were transported to the hospital.

The truck's driver was taken to the hospital for a minor injury.  He has been cited as at fault for the crash.