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Friday, September 23, 2022

Marion County school bus rear-ends pickup truck in Ocala

No injuries were reported after a Marion County school bus rear-ended a pickup truck on SE 3rd Avenue in Ocala on Thursday morning.

Shortly before 7:45 a.m., a pickup truck being driven by a 43-year-old man from Belleview was traveling northbound on SE 3rd Avenue. A school bus, driven by a 33-year-old woman from Ocala, was also traveling northbound behind the truck.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol incident report, both vehicles came to a stop just south of SE 32nd Street. For reasons that are unknown, the driver of the school bus moved forward a short distance, and the front of the bus struck the rear of the pickup truck.

The pickup truck sustained minor damage in the accident.

The FHP report only listed one passenger on the school bus, a 64-year-old woman from Ocala. The two occupants of the bus, and the driver and sole occupant of the pickup truck, were not injured in the collision.

The names of the individuals involved in the accident were not released, per FHP policy.