Tire-Blowout Causes Crash With School Bus Near Fruitville Road

Florida Highway Patrol reported a crash on interstate 75 near Fruitville Road involved a school bus transporting 50 students and three other vehicles.

The accident happened when the tire on a Chevy Silverado traveling on I-75 blew out causing the pickup truck and another car to slow down to avoid a crash.

However a School Bus with fifty students and two chaperones from Port Charlotte was unable to slow down in time to avoid rear-ending one of the vehicles. The car struck by the bus was thrust forward and in turn rear-ended another vehicle.

Fortunately no one was injured in the accident however one of the vehicle involved fled the scene.

The driver of the Chevy pickup 45 year old Mitchelle Barnes was given a ticket for no proof of insurance and driving with faulty equipment.