Sarasota School Bus Crashes Into Garbage Truck With 26 Students

A crash between a garbage truck and a school bus from Sarasota county schools carrying 26 kids caused minor injuries.

Officers from the Sarasota County Fire Department reported that of the 26 students on the school bus at the time of the accident, 9 had to be treated for minor injuries which included bruises and cuts.

The driver of the garbage truck was also injured in the crash, and taken to the hospital but the driver’s status is not known.

Sarasota police reported that the accident occurred at the intersection of Tuttle and Ringling when the driver of the school bus who was apparently using a mobile phone at the time of the collision, failed to stop in time to avoid hitting the garbage truck. The school bus smashed into the rear of the Garbage truck after a traffic signal change.

After the collision the hurt students were grouped together by police and first responders including the Sarasota County fire department checked each student’s injuries. The students parents where contacted and came to the scene of the accident to pick up their children.

 The uninjured children where put back onto the school bus an continued to their original destination of the Boys and Girls Club.

Before departing the school bus was looked over by  a qualified mechanic. Apparently the bus only sustained minor damage to the radiator.

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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.