Thursday, September 18, 2014

School Bus Hits Vehicle - Driver Cited

LABELLE, FL. -- A Hendry County school bus with 39 passengers was traveling East on County Road 80A (E Cowboy Way) Wednesday afternoon approaching the intersection of Birchwood Pkwy when it struck another vehicle.

A 2002 Toyota Sienna driven by Melvin Gregorio, 36 of Labelle, FL was stopped facing East on County Road 80A (E Cowboy Way), waiting to attempt a left turn onto Birchwood Pkwy.

For unknown reasons, the bus driver, Nora Knespler, 61 of Labelle, FL failed to observe the vehicle stopped at the intersection. The front left of the bus collided with the left rear of the other vehicle.

Both vehicles were removed from final rest prior to the arrival of the FHP. There were no injuries. The bus driver was charged with careless driving.

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