TAMPA -- Thirteen people were injured Monday after a pickup truck crashed into a HART bus.
The truck, driven by Neil Jones, 66, of Brandon, was headed north on 56th Street around 10 a.m., the Florida Highway Patrol reported. The bus, driven by Herbert Jennings, 42, of Tampa, was headed west at the exit of Netpark 1,000 feet south of Cone Road.
The truck had a red light. The bus had the green. The truck struck the left front tire and the side of the bus. There were no skid marks.
FHP said both drivers and a bus passenger, Carolyn Strong, 44, of Tampa, were seriously injured. Ten additional passengers sustained minor injuries. Jones was cited for violating the red light, troopers said. Alcohol was not involved in the crash.