A woman was taken to the hospital as a trauma alert on Thursday morning after her vehicle rear-ended a school bus in Marion County.
At around 9 a.m., Marion County Fire Rescue units were dispatched to the intersection of SE 150th Street and SE 36th Avenue in Summerfield in reference to a crash involving a school bus, according to MCFR.
Multiple individuals had called 911 to report that the driver of a vehicle had rear-ended the school bus. MCFR stated that a total of 27 students were on board the bus at the time of the accident.
Units from MCFR’s Belleview Station #18 were the first to arrive on scene at 9:06 a.m. They observed that the driver of the passenger vehicle was entrapped in the wreckage.
Shortly before 9:10 a.m., firefighters began the extrication process by removing the doors of the passenger vehicle. The driver was soon removed and transported to a local trauma hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.
MCFR crews entered the school bus and reported that the children on board were not injured. The driver of the bus also avoided injury.
The cause of the accident is currently being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol.
The names and ages of the drivers involved in the crash were not released by Marion County Fire Rescue.