Published: Apr 08, 2011 12:03 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 08, 2011 9:03 AM EDT

A Charlotte County School bus and a car collided on Thursday afternoon sending three people to local Hospitals. The accident happened at the intersection of Golf Course Blvd. and U.S. 17 in Charlotte just after 3:00 P.M. on Thursday afternoon. The bus was leaving East Elementary School when the accident happened.


42 Children were on the bus and two were transported to local Hospitals for minor injuries. The passenger in the car was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital with non life threatening injuries. The rest of the children were put on another bus and returned to East Elementary School and later released to their parents.


Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident.