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Oct. 4, 2013 Clearwater Police Investigate School Bush Crash

10/8/2013 5:53:02 PM

Contact: Rob Shaw

Oct. 4, 2013

13-0629

Clearwater Police Investigate School Bus Accident

(One photo attached, others available on PD or FD Facebook page.)

Clearwater Police and Clearwater Fire & Rescue personnel were called to Palmetto Street and Highland Avenue this morning after a Pinellas County school bus collided with a car.

The accident occurred at 8:23 a.m. when the bus, traveling west on Palmetto, and the car, traveling south on Highland, collided. The front of the school bus struck the driver's side of the Chrysler LeBaron.

The driver of the car was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg via Bayflite for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. None of the four special-needs students who were on the bus was injured.

The students were on their way to Curlew Creek Elementary. They were put on another bus and taken to school.

There is a traffic signal at the intersection. Police are interviewing witnesses to determine how the accident happened.

The investigation continues.

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