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School Bus Collision Leaves Minivan Driver in Trauma Alert

(Photos: Marion County Fire Rescue)

Emergency responders rushed to the 12400 block of NE Highway 315 today at 2:21 pm following multiple 911 calls reporting a collision involving a minivan and a school bus. The bus, carrying a driver and several students, was at the center of the incident.

MCFR Fort McCoy Station quickly mobilized Engine Company #7, Special Operations Heavy Rescue #2, and dispatched seven ambulances to the scene. Engine #7 took command upon arrival at 2:28 pm, coordinating the response efforts. Firefighters initiated the extrication process for the minivan driver.

Meanwhile, rescue crews established a triage area to assess the condition of the students on the bus. Four students required transportation to the hospital, while the minivan driver was classified as a “Trauma Alert” and urgently transported to a local trauma hospital.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is underway, with the Florida Highway Patrol leading the efforts.

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