School bus rear-ended by log truck in Lake County; no serious injuries reported

2 students taken by EMS for examination, district says

Police lights (file) (WJXT)

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A school bus leaving Tavares High School was rear-ended by a log truck Wednesday afternoon on State Road 44, according to Lake County Schools.

The crash occurred around 1:57 p.m. on SR-44 near Mid Florida Lakes, a Lake County mobile home community, according to county and district officials.

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The district reported 40 students were on the bus at the time of the crash. Lake County Fire Rescue and Lake EMS responded, and two students were taken to a hospital by EMS for examination of minor injuries, but no serious injuries were reported, officials said.

No other details were shared.

Note: Given the information provided, this map depicts the general area of the crash and not necessarily its exact location.

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