Two teenage girls driving along County Road 464 had to be transported to Shands Pediatrics this morning after they attempted to pass a school bus and overturned their vehicle.
The Florida Highway Patrol reported that at 8:40 a.m. this morning, a Ford Ranger being driven by a 16-year-old struck a school bus that was carrying 32 children. The accident occurred on CR 464, east of Locust Road in Marion County, according to the report.
The 16-year-old driver, who is from Ocklawaha, attempted to pass the school bus, which was being driven by a 51-year-old Summerfield woman, in a passing zone when her truck collided with the left, front side of the bus.
The collision caused the Ford Ranger to veer off the roadway to the right where it overturned before coming to a stop, upright, in the north wood line facing northeast.
Both the Ford Ranger’s 16-year old driver and 14-year-old passenger were transported to Shands Pediatrics in Gainesville, Florida, and they are listed in serious condition.
According to the FHP report, one child was transported to Advent Health with minor injuries, and two other children reported minor injuries on the bus. The driver of the bus was not injured.
Names of those involved in the accident were not provided, per FHP policy.