Motorcyclist Dead After Collision With Sarasota County School Bus

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Posted: February 10, 2021

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.

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