15 Hospitalized After Bus Accident

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A school bus transporting Armwood students has been involved in a crash at about 6:45 am at Hwy 579 & Bay Hills Circle near Thonotosassa Thursday morning.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, a total of 21 students were in the bus, plus the driver. Fire rescue treated and transported a total of 15 patients (1 adult and 14 students) from the bus. The driver of a second vehicle went to the hospital with a family member. They refused transport by fire rescue.

The details of the accident will be under investigation by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department.

1:18 pm Update: All of the Armwood High School students and the bus driver involved in the accident this morning, have been released from the hospital, according to Hillsborough County Public Schools.

Investigators from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office say the bus was rear ended by a pickup truck.