Thursday, November 1, 2007

Manatee school bus crashes with loose trailer, nobody hurt

Manatee school bus crashes with loose trailer, nobody hurt.

Oct. 31--BRADENTON -- A loose trailer hauling rebars and other construction materials slammed headon into a school bus today, fire officials said.

The trailer had broken loose from a westbound truck along the 6000 block of 53rd Avenue West, according to a Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue news release. The bus, heading east on 53rd Avenue, collided with the trailer at about 7:15 a.m. Passengers on the bus, including five special-needs students, a bus driver and a monitor, were buckled in and were not hurt, the release stated. The impact from the crash knocked off the bus' front hood and destroyed the trailer, said David Quarderer, spokesman for Cedar Hammock. Construction materials -- wooden planks and metal rods -- littered the side of the eastbound lane.

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