Florida school bus crash injures eight

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According to Florida Highway Patrol, an accident occurred on Wednesday morning involving a school bus filled with 39 children.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, it happened on USA 27 at the intersection with Lake Ridge Drive. Two were flown to Tampa General Hospital with serious injuries, the FHP said.

"It's about as good as it can get when a semi hits a school bus", said Scott Dressel, spokesperson for the agency. The FHP said the bus also had its flashing lights activated to warn other drivers it was stopped.

Florida school bus crash injures eight
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"God was smiling on Highlands County today", she added.

Authorities say a semitrailer collided with a school bus in Florida, sending at least four students to the hospital. By noon, 11 of the patients had been released from the hospital.

The bus driver and five students suffered less serious injuries.

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