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Man Charged With Carless Driving For Crashing Into School Bus

The Sarasota County Schools bus carried 10 students at the time of the crash.

A Sarasota man is facing a careless driving charge after he struck a school bus that carried 10 students Monday afternoon. 

A Sarasota County Schools bus and a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 were both westbound at 3:40 p.m. Monday on Gocio Road west of Ridgeview Drive when the bus stopped for other traffic in the road, according to Florida Highway Patrol. 

The driver of the Dodge, Logan Rogers, 24 of Sarasota, failed to stop in time and struck the rest of the 2008 Thomas bus driven by Gerald McArdle, 60 of Venice, according to Highway Patrol.

Rogers was charged with careless drivers and the conditions of the students are unknown. Highway Patrol is withholding the students names because they're not sure if all parents have been contacted.

McArdle sustained minor injuries and was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital, according to Highway Patrol.

John Pearce December 11, 2012 at 03:11 AM
"Carless driving" -- I'd like to see the video of that one.
Kathy FlorCruz February 06, 2013 at 12:57 AM
Anymore-it seems I have a lot of trouble comprehending articles I read- having to go over them several times to 'get' what the writer is trying to say. And I'm thinking sheesh - I'm getting old! Then I see "Man charged with carless driving".....& I don't worry so much that it's me. What a relief.

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