Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hendry Hit And Run Driver Sought After Hitting School Bus

Driver Hits School Bus And Flees

LABELLE, FL. -- Authorities are looking for the driver of a Dodge pickup truck that hit a Hendry County Schools bus about 3 p.m. Wednesday on State Road 80 at Missouri Street in LaBelle.

The truck and a 2009 Bluebirds school bus were westbound on State 80 (Hickpochee Avenue).  The truck was traveling in the inside lane.  The bus, driven by Debra Kay Bright, 50 of LaBelle was traveling in the outside lane.

Suddenly, the truck began to travel partially in the outside lane.  The right side of the truck then made contact with the left side of vehicle of the bus in the outside lane.  The bus then re-entered the inside lane while the truck continued westbound and fled the scene.

Bright turned onto Missouri Street and summoned  law enforcement. The truck may have had a passenger.

There were 12 students on the bus, aged from 11 to 16. None were injured.

If anyone has any information concerning this crash please call the FloridaHighway Patrol at 239-938-1800.

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