3 Pinellas County school buses involved in crashes

Posted at 7:05 AM, Jan 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-04 07:05:34-05

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say three Pinellas County school buses crashed on the first day back from winter break, though no students were injured.

The Tampa Bay Times ( reports that all three crashes occurred Tuesday afternoon.

Florida Highway Patrol says one bus driver was charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance after a car rear-ended the bus in Lealman and then fled the scene.

In another crash, authorities say a car ran a red light in Clearwater and collided with the bus, sending it crashing into a light pole.

Officials say the third crash involved a bus failing to stop at a stop sign in St. Petersburg and colliding with an SUV. That bus driver was cited.


Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.),

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