FHP: ‘Confused’ driver going wrong way crashes into school bus near Windermere
21 Windermere High School students uninjured; 2 drivers taken to hospitals
A confused driver crashed into a school bus carrying 21 Windermere High School students Thursday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The crash was reported around 6:35 a.m. at Seidel and Bowery drives in Orange County.
According to troopers, Joseph Sullivan, 50, of Windermere, was driving a 2014 Infiniti QX 60 south in the northbound lanes of Seidel Road after he became confused by construction in the area.
Bus crash at Seidel Dr & Bowery Dr. @FHPOrlando says no injured. Driver of Infiniti got confused with all the construction and went the wrong way. Tried to correct by cutting across the median and hit the bus @news6wkmg pic.twitter.com/8gA57arvwe— Justin Campbell (@JCampbellNews6) January 9, 2020
Sullivan abruptly traveled into the southbound lanes and into the direct path of the school bus and struck its right side, the FHP said.
Sullivan and the bus driver, a 40-year-old Orlando woman, were taken to Horizon West Hospital with minor injuries, troopers said. None of the students were hurt.
Charges are pending against Sullivan, according to an FHP report.
Troopers initially said he did not face charges.
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