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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Marion County school bus rear-ended by SUV on SW 155th Street in Dunnellon

A Marion County school bus carrying 23 students was involved in a crash in Dunnellon on Tuesday morning.

Shortly before 7:15 a.m., a 74-year-old woman from Dunnellon was traveling eastbound in an SUV on SW 155th Street, just east of the SW 100th Avenue intersection, according to the Florida Highway Patrol incident report.

At the same time, a Marion County school bus was facing east in the eastbound lane of SW 155th Street, and the vehicle was completely stopped with its stop signals displayed. FHP stated that a 15-year-old student was boarding the bus from the shoulder on the south side of the road.

According to FHP, the driver of the SUV approached the back of the school bus and failed to safely come to a stop. As a result, the front of the SUV collided with the rear of the school bus.

There were no injuries reported.

The names of the drivers involved in the accident were not released by the Florida Highway Patrol.