FORT MYERS, FL. -- A Lee county school bus driver has been charged with careless driving after his bus loaded with 38 students ran into a car stopped at an intersection.
The school bus driven by Michael Richard Gianetti III, age 57 was traveling south on Plantation Rd in the right turn lane, approaching Six Mile Cypress Pkwy. said the Florida Highway Patrol.
David Gross, 28 was stopped on Plantation Rd in the right turn lane facing south, in a 2013 Toyota Yaris waiting to make a right turn onto Six Mile Cypress Pkwy.
Gianetti failed to stop for the Toyota and as a result struck the Toyota rear end with the school bus front end. After impact, both vehicles came to final rest facing south in the right turn lane. There were 38 high school students on the school bus. One of the students claimed injury.
Gross and passenger David Ray Pope, 29 had minor injuries.