School Bus Hits SUV In Tallahassee

WCTV Eyewitness News

Tallahassee, Fla. -- A Tallahassee woman and her two daughters were transported to the hospital after a bus slammed into their Toyota Sequoia yesterday.

Violet Griffin, 47, says that her vehicle was still on Centerville Road when the bus hit. The vehicle's back hatch was smashed and the rear wheels were damaged. Griffin says the police estimated $10,000 in damage.

Violet's two daughters, 12 & 11, sustained minor neck and back injuries. The older daughter also suffered from a concussion.

61 middle school students from Montford Middle School were on the bus. Three students were taken to the ER.

Griffin told WCTV that despite the accident yesterday, the driver of the bus was permitted to transport students today.



By: Emily Johnson
April 10, 2014

Tallahassee, Fla. -- It was a scary school bus ride home for students this afternoon when their school bus hit the SUV in front of them.

The crash happened this afternoon when students were on their way home from school. The school bus was traveling down Centerville Road near McLaughlin Drive when it hit the back of a black Toyota Sequoia.

61 middle school students from Montford Middle School were on the bus, and according to Leon County EMS, two students were taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

"I guess I was kinda like nervous," Moira Newsome, Student at Montford Middle School, said. "I didn't know what was going to happen so I didn't know if another car was going to hit us from behind or something so I guess I was just nervous because I didn't know what was going to happen."

There is no word on any other injuries to students or the driver of the SUV.

WCTV is still working to get you more information and will update you when it becomes available.


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