Sunday, February 25, 2018
Public safety

Two injured after collision with empty Pasco school bus

SHADY HILLS – Two people were injured Thursday morning after a car swerved into the path of a Pasco County School bus.

A Toyota driven by Christine Hughes, 46, of Aripeka, was headed north on Softwind Lane, south of Shady Hills Road. At 8:35 a.m., the car drove over the center line in front of the school bus driven by Lisa Butterfield, 47, of Hudson, a Florida Highway Patrol report states.

No children were on the bus.

Butterfield tried to steer out of the way, the report states, but the Toyota's front left end slammed into the bus' front left, causing the Toyota to spin and finally stop facing south on the northbound shoulder. The bus ended up on the southbound shoulder, facing south.

Hughes and her 13-year-old daughter, Taylor Galvin, were treated for minor injuries at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Butterfield was not injured. The crash caused $15,000 damage to the bus. Everyone was wearing seat belts.

FHP is investigating to determine whether anyone will be cited.

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