Orange County school bus crash sends 2, including child, to hospital

Fire rescue says crash happened on South John Young Parkway and 38th Street

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Two people, including a child, were taken to the hospital following a school bus crash Monday morning, according to the Orange County Fire Rescue.

The fire rescue said the crash between a school bus and vehicle happened on South John Young Parkway and 38th Street.

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According to Florida Highway Patrol, the school bus driver became distracted while dealing an “unruly” student. After telling the student to sit down, the bus driver looked up and was unable to stop from hitting the vehicle in front of it, troopers said, which then caused a chain reaction.

In all, five vehicles were involved in the wreck, investigators said.

In a tweet made just before 9:10 a.m., the fire rescue said one adult and one child were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to Orange County Public Schools, there were 36 students on the school bus headed toward Pineloch Elementary at the time of the crash.

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