ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. -- The Florida Highway Patrol investigated an early morning crash involving a school bus.
The incident occurred at 6:38 a.m., Wednesday at the intersectin of US 301 and Northeast 120 Avenue.
to a FHP release, a school bus was heading north on US 301 but stopped
with its red flasers and stop signs out to pick up children.
driver, 79-year-old Joseph Fredickson, of a 2008 GMC SUV was traveling
north in the right lane of 301 while 52-year-old Gino Marzella was
driving a 2012 Chevy 4-door in the left lane.
According to the
release, Fredickson allegedly did not see the stopped school bus because
the sem-truck blocked the view. Fredickson switched into the left lane.
When he switched lanes, he saw the stopped vehicles.
allegedly tried to stop, but hit the Chevy in the front to left read
causing it to spin. Fredickson's vehicle then travelled to the median,
striking a DOT sign, crossed the southbound lanes of US 301 and came to
rest in the ditch on the west side of US 301.
The crash caused Marzella to hit the school bus in the right front to left side.
There were thirteen childern on the school bus and none were injured, the release says.
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