Ellenton Schoolbus Crash Injurs 8 Students

59 school children riding a school bus en route to Virgil Mills Elementary School when it collided with a 2012 Ford focus. The accident occurred near the Buffalo Creek Golf Course on 69th Street East at Ellenton Florida.

The accident resulted in 8 students being injured with minor injures. Of the 8 injured students 7 were taken for treatment by Manatee County Emergency Medical Services to Manatee Memorial Hospital and one student was treated at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.

The Virgil Mills Principal Mike Rio also stated that 17 other students were evaluated at the scene but deemed not in need of medical treatment.

The students injuries were categorized as minor bumps and bruises and all students in need were thoroughly evaluated by EMS.

A statement from the driver of the Ford Focus, Daniel Newcombe, 21, of Parrish, indicated mechanical trouble with the cars clutch prevented his car from being able to stop in time to avoid the collision even with the emergency brake applied.

Florida Highway Patrol gave the following account of the accident: Newcombe was heading South towards 69th Street East. The school bus was heading west on 69th Street East. The Focus failed to stop at the intersection and turned left into the oncoming school bus. The driver of the bus, Tyeise Davis Evans, of Palmetto tried to avoid the accident but there was not enough time.

The collision of the right front side of the bus spun the car clockwise onto the shoulder and into a ditch.

Florida Highway Patrol said the Newcombe, the driver of Focus passed a roadside test for alcohol and will be charged with failure to yield the right of way.

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Bernie Walsh

Education Bernard F. Walsh graduated from the University of South Florida before receiving his law degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1978. During law school, he was selected to serve as a research clerk and intern for a Federal Judge and the U.S. Attorney's Office. He was awarded The National Book Awards for Constitutional Law and Professional Responsibility during law school. Experience Bernard Walsh devoted the next three years to trial work for the State of Florida. This provided him with the opportunity to concentrate on his trial abilities, with numerous high profile trials concerning serious felony crimes. Since 1982, he has exclusively practiced personal injury law and helped accident victims in and beyond Sarasota and Manatee Counties in Florida. Mr. Walsh has been listed in Avvo, an attorney rating site, as Superb. LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell, an attorneys rating publication, has rated Mr. Walsh as very high legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Walsh is listed in National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and was inducted into Southern Trial Lawyers Association. He has also won the largest playground recoveries, one of the top three motorcycle recoveries, and the second largest daycare center recovery in the State of Florida. He is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is a group of attorneys who have achieved career case successes that include multi-million dollar recoveries, settlements and/or verdicts.