The Sebastian Daily reports that investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol have determined that the driver of a Sysco truck to have been at fault in an accident involving a school bus on Friday, June 10, 2021. The FHP has cited the driver for careless driving.
The FHP said that the school bus loaded with 17 middle school students and one adult was heading to summer camp when the accident occurred. The Sysco food supply truck was in the far right lane of Sebastian Boulevard (CR 512) and making a wide right turn when the driver made an improper lane change in the 200 block.
The right side of the Sysco truck struck the school bus, causing the driver of the bus to swerve to the left. The bus rotated counterclockwise and flipped onto its right side after hit the shoulder of the roadway.
Eyewitnesses to the incident said that the school bus driver stayed with the children to make sure they all got off the bus safely and until help arrived on the scene.
Authorities say that one 14-year-old student had to be airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Two additional students were transported to Sebastian River Medical Center with minor injuries.
In the last report, the FHP said that the 14-year-old was in stable condition. The other two students were released from the hospital in Sebastien Friday evening.