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No one hurt in four-vehicle crash in Tarpon Springs involving school bus

TARPON SPRINGS — No one was injured Monday morning during a four-vehicle, chain-reaction crash involving a Tarpon Springs Elementary school bus, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The incident happened about 8 a.m. while the bus was stopped to pick up a student on eastbound Klosterman Road at Klosterman Oaks Boulevard. Two cars were stopped behind the bus.

As Adrianna Grace Disanto Field of Palm Harbor approached the intersection, the 17-year-old failed to stop, authorities said.

Field's 2000 four-door Jaguar struck the back of a 2010 Chevy, driven by Kelly Jo Reynolds, 44, of Tarpon Springs. Reynolds' car was pushed into the back of a 1999 Chevy, driven by Valerie Baumler Denooyer, 55, of Tarpon Springs. Denooyer's car was pushed into the bus, driven by Thomas Gregory Hamilton, 57, of Tarpon Springs.

Troopers and a Pinellas County School District spokeswoman said no one was injured, including the four students and one assistant aboard the bus.

The road was cleared by 9:40 a.m.

Authorities named the "extreme glare" of the rising sun as a contributing factor in the crash. However, Field — whom troopers said was driving without "regard for the widths, grades, curves, corners, traffic, and any other attendant circumstances" — was charged with careless driving.

No one hurt in four-vehicle crash in Tarpon Springs involving school bus 03/19/12 [Last modified: Monday, March 19, 2012 3:46pm]
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