2 injured in crash involving Lee County school bus, SUV
Florida Highway Patrol responded Tuesday afternoon to a crash with injuries involving a school bus and an SUV on Lee Boulevard at the border where Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres meet.
According to FHP, troopers responded to the crash on Lee Blvd. near the intersection with Edwinstone Boulevard, just east of SR-82.
Lee Blvd in Lehigh Acres back open now after a bus pulled in front of that pickup truck. Bus spun around and truck flipped over. Possibly two kids taken to hospital. They’re ok. People in truck are doing fine as well. Everyone is very lucky. @winknews @FHPSWFL pic.twitter.com/TD0dzUWD6s
— Morgan Rynor (@Morgan_Rynor) June 1, 2021
FHP said there were 10 students on the school bus and no one on the bus was injured.
In an update, the School District of Lee County said one student was taken to the hospital as a precaution. The bus was carrying students from Dunbar High School.
The SUV’s driver, a 17-year-old male, suffered minor injuries, and his 15-year-old male passenger sustained serious injuries, according to FHP. Both were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital.
Troopers said the young driver was speeding and the bus made a left turn into his path.