ECB Publishing, Inc.
An Aucilla Christian Academy (ACA) school bus was involved in a traffic collision on Friday, April 5.
At around 2:40 p.m., the Jefferson County Fire Rescue (JCFR) received a call regarding an ACA bus that had been involved in a motor vehicle accident.
Crews from JCFR and EMS were dispatched and arrived on-scene at 2:48 p.m.
The ACA bus and a four-door black car had collided at the intersection of Salt Road and East Highway 90 and initial 911 calls did not specify whether the drivers or passengers of either of the two vehicles had sustained injuries.
When JCFR crews arrived on the scene of the wreck, they discovered that the small black car had crashed into the left side of the ACA bus and had become partially lodged beneath the bus.
The driver of the car had exited the vehicle and was examined by the attending EMS staff.
All of the students who were being transported by the bus were still on the bus; the students and the bus driver were checked by EMS and no injuries or complaints were noted.
After being looked over by on-duty EMS attendees, the children were removed from the scene and staged in a safe area away from the wreck until another school bus could arrive to continue transporting them home or until their parents could come and pick them up.
The small, black car received major damage to the front end of the vehicle and antifreeze was leaking from the vehicle.
Meanwhile, the bus received very minor damage.
In order to clear the scene, the school bus was driven off of the black car, and a wrecker service arrived to tow the car away.
Along with the JCFR and EMS, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) and ACA's Principal Richard Finlayson were all on scene.
The last first responder unit cleared the scene at 3:57 p.m.
Due to not receiving a report from the FHP again, ECB Publishing, Inc. has no information pertaining to the driver of the black car. All information has been provided courtesy of the Jefferson County Fire Rescue.