According to CBS News 12, nine people were injured when a car rear-ended a central Florida commuter bus. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the Lynx bus was stopped to pick up passengers when a car hit it. Injured travelers were taken to three different Orlando hospitals. The officials report that none of the injuries were life-threatening.
Eight of the injured were bus passengers, while the car’s driver, 51-year-old Colleen Foster, sustained serious injuries. The local officials have cited Foster with careless driving. Later the same day, an SUV rear-ended another Lynx bus that injured the SUV’s driver and a child riding in the vehicle.
The first auto accident shut down North Orange Blossom Trail for more than an hour. The Lynx bus driver was not found at fault in the crash. Witnesses described the scene as chaotic, especially when the Mazda Miata slammed into the bus and people started seeing smoke on the side. Twenty five firefighters and several fire trucks surrounded the crash scene as one victim started screaming and did not know what happened.
A lot of the passengers reported being frightened than anything from the impact and then seeing the smoke, as Foster did not try to stop before slamming into the bus, leaving no skid marks on the road.
An Orlando injury lawyer can provide guidance if you have suffered due to a catastrophic injury.