Eustis Bus Crash Injures Two Students
According to The Orlando Sentinel, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is reporting that several people were hospitalized on Friday night, December 3 when a teen driving a pickup turned into the path of a charter bus at State Road 44 and Marshall Road in Eustis, causing the bus to hit a tree.
The bus was carrying high students from Winter Springs to a nondenominational Christian camp. Several people were hospitalized, including the pickup truck driver who was a 17-year-old from Eustis, and his two passengers, who were all airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center. Two of the 50 bus passengers were taken to Florida Hospital Waterman.
The FHP reports that charges are pending.
Teen Driving Statistics
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, teenage drivers spend less time behind the wheel than older drivers but are involved in a disproportionately high number of crashes. The crash rate for 16-to-19 year olds is about four times that of older drivers. In fact, a 16-year-old has twice the crash rate per mile of an 18-to-19 year old.
Allstate Insurance found that three of the Top Ten Deadliest Cities for teen drivers were in Florida and include: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater; Jacksonville; and Orlando-Kissimmee.
At Farah & Farah, we have seen firsthand the devastation a car accident in Florida can have on a family, including sky high medical bills and crippling injuries. Call the Florida car crash attorneys at Farah & Farah if you have any questions about a collision that involves your teenage driver.