Four Students Injured After a Van Crashes into a Bus Stop in Tampa

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Erik Abrahamson, J.D. November 21, 2019

Tampa, FL (11/18/2019) – Four students suffered minor injuries after a van crashed into their bus stop. The collision happened at the intersection of Florida Avenue and Ida Street. The crash occurred on Monday around noon.

The students waited for the bus when a chain-reaction crash sent the van into their bus stop. It started with a silver Acura trying to make a left turn onto Florida Avenue. The car failed to yield to an oncoming Chevrolet pickup. The driver of the Chevrolet swerved to miss the Acura and struck a Nissan van. That crash caused the driver of the van to lose control, swerving onto the sidewalk and hitting the bus stop. 

Paramedics transported the teens to the hospital. Their injuries ranged from Road Rash to cuts and bruises. All drivers stayed behind and cooperated with the police investigation. There are no criminal charges expected. However, the driver of the Acura received a citation for careless driving.

Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by this tragedy. Pedestrian accidents like this one occur far too often in Florida. It’s essential that pedestrian accidents be thoroughly investigated so that the cause of the collision can be understood, and the responsible party can be identified and, if warranted, held accountable.

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Sources: FOX 13, Patch