FORT MYERS, Fla. - A school bus crash on Thursday has left a number of parents in Lee County upset. The crash itself didn't make them mad, it was the delayed response after for another school bus to pick up the kids.
"The bus didn't come for an hour and a half and I found out on the news that there was an accident," said Adriana Jensen, an upset parent.
Jensen is talking about a car that rear ended a Lee County school bus on Sunshine Boulevard and 31 Street West in Lehigh Acres. She says her three kids, who have special needs, take that bus to Manatee Elementary School everyday.
Jensen's upset the school didn't notify the parents that their children had to wait more than an hour until another bus picked them up. She said, "Them kids could have been kidnapped. Anything could have happened to them. They could have decided to all play hooky together."
And Jensen's not alone, another parent who wished not to go on camera feels the same way. She tells WINK News it's very frustrating.
"You're watching the news and then you hear about your childs bus being in an accident and number one you're not informed that a replacement bus is being sent and number two you're thinking your child is on the bus already," said Jensen.
Lee County School District Officials tell WINK News their first priority is to make sure the driver and students on board the bus are OK. Unfortunately, that delays the process of getting other students to school.
There were three students and a driver aboard the school bus at the time of the crash. They suffered minor injuries.