A Wednesday afternoon crash involving a motorcyclist and a school bus has left the motorcyclist dead.
HeraldTribune.com reports that the school bus was traveling on Tuttle Avenue at about 2:30 pm when it went to make a left turn onto 22nd St. Florida Highway Patrol says that the motorcyclist was traveling north on Tuttle and apparently did not have enough time to avoid the slowing bus and collided with it.
The bike rider suffered serious injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. None of the occupants of the school bus, which was carrying 27 high school students and the bus driver, were injured.
In a statement, Craig Maniglia of Sarasota County Schools said that the school “will provide grief counselors and extra staff on campus to anyone tomorrow who needs extra help.” The bus riders were identified as being Booker High School students.
Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Kenn Watson said that he does not believe the school bus driver will face charges.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious motor vehicle injury due to someone else's negligence, contact us today. We will lead you on the journey to justice. We will show you the way. We will explain the process, what we have done, and what we will do. Take our hand and walk with us. We have a team ready for you now.