Monday, May 6, 2013
The bus had stopped at railroad tracks, when a car plowed into the back of the bus.
A car plowed into the back of a school bus Monday that carried 24 students and had stopped at 27th Street West and Leonard Reid Avenue in Sarasota. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that no one was injured in the hit-and-run accident. School bus driver Lisa Stephens, 48, had stopped on 27th Street West, at the railroad tracks, when the car – which may have been a Chrysler – slammed into the back of the bus. The vehicle then backed up and drove north on Leonard Reid Avenue. The bus had minor damage to the rear bumper. The car was described as gold or tan in color. Get the Sarasota Patch delivered to your email. It's free.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The driver and the 26 Riverview students aboard were uninjured when a teen motorist pulled in front of the bus Wednesday morning, the FHP reports.
No injuries were reported when a car collided with a school bus carrying 26 Riverview High School students Wednesday morning in Sarasota, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. Investigators say the 17-year-old driver of a Ford Mustang pulled out in front of the bus at the intersection of Honore Avenue and Levi Lane, striking its left front wheel. The teen driver had been stopped at a stop sign at Levi Lane but violated the right of way by turning left and into the path of the oncoming bus, which did not have a stop sign on Honore, the FHP reports. The crash happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday. There were no injuries and no damage to the bus, the highway patrol said. Sign up for the Sarasota Patch email newsletter to stay connected to your …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
No children were injured in the Thursday afternoon accident.
A Sarasota school bus driver is facing a careless driving charge after a minor crash Thursday afternoon. The school bus, driven by Edward A. Kaplonski, 62 of Nokomis, was driving on eastbound Proctor Road in the left turning lane approaching Beneva Road when it didn't stop in time at a yellow light before striking the rear bumper of a 2005 Cadlilla STS, accoring to Florida Highway Patrol. Nobody was injured, including the six people on the bus, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
Monday, December 10, 2012
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 …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
No one was injured in the Tuesday morning crash.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A 52-year-old Sarasota man is facing a careless driving charge Tuesday morning after crashing into a school bus. Florida Highway Patrol responded to Beneva Road and Parkland Avenue at 7:35 a.m. for the fender bender where a 2006 Thomas school bus driven by Patricia Callander, 58, of Osprey, stopped at the Beneva Road railroad crossing near Parkland Avenue, and activated her red flashing lights. At that time, a 1999 Dodge Ram driven by Lee L. Miller of Sarasota approached the bus's rear, attempted to swerve out of the way to avoid collision but hit the right rear side of the bus, according to Highway Patrol. No one was injured in the crash, according to Highway Patrol.