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Bus driver was taken to the hospital in a school bus crash in Clearwater

1:10 PM, Nov 16, 2012   |    comments
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Clearwater, Florida -- A school bus carrying students was involved in a minor traffic accident Friday morning after the driver reportedly passed out at the wheel.

Clearwater Police say the 60-year-old driver suffered a medical issue while the bus was traveling at a low rate of speed and hit a Kia SUV while heading west on Sunset Point Road, between Belcher Road and U.S. 19.

There were five students from McMullen Elementary School on board at the time but they reportedly did not suffer any injuries. The principal arrived soon after and picked up the uninjured students and took them to school.

The driver of the bus was taken to the hospital. His condition is not known at this time. The driver of the KIA was a 29-year-old pregnant woman and she was taken to the hospital as a precaution to get checked out. An update on her condition has not yet been released.

There was another vehicle involved in the crash but the driver of that vehicle refused medical treatment.

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