Man Killed in Collision with School Bus in Clearwater


The driver of a Mini Cooper involved in a crash with a school bus on Thursday morning in Clearwater has died.

The crash happened at 7 a.m. on South Missouri Avenue at Lotus Path.

According to Clearwater police, two school buses were headed south on Missouri Ave. when the first one stopped to pick up students. The second bus stopped behind the first, and the man driving the Mini Cooper ran into the back of the second bus.

He was taken to Morton Plant Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

There were no students on the second bus.

The bus driver was not harmed in the accident.

School bus accidents can be caused by various factors, including:

  • Driver negligence
  • Dangerous roadways
  • Inclement weather
  • Improper vehicle maintenance

These accidents may lead to serious physical injury or death, including:

  • Head injuries
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Fractured bones
  • Burn injuries
  • Cuts and bruising
  • Disfigurement or Loss of Limbs
  • Internal injuries

In certain cases, the driver of the school bus may be at fault for the accident. Sometimes the driver of another vehicle is responsible for causing the collision. A Tampa Bay Auto Accident Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can gather and investigate any and all evidence to determine who is liable for your injuries or the loss of someone close to you.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a school bus accident or any other type of motor vehicle collision, call us today for a free case evaluation by calling 727-823-0000, or contact us online.


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