Suspected DUI crash with school bus in Fort Myers puts 3 in hospital; no students on board

Reporter: Gail Levy Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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The scene of a crash involving a school bus in Fort Myers. Credit: Fort Myers Police Department

A school bus with no students on board was involved in a crash with a car in Fort Myers on Friday morning.

The crash occurred around 9 a.m. at Edison Avenue and Highland Avenue. Two people were on the school bus and one was in the Ford Fusion that collided with it. All three received some degree of injury and were transported to a local hospital. The two people on the bus suffered minor injuries, while the man driving the Fusion was airlifted as a trauma alert.

Security camera footage from a business across the street shows the Ford Fusion traveling well over the speed limit down Edison Avenue, so fast that the car swerves at the stop sign before it can be seen crashing into the school bus.

The Fort Myers Police Department says it suspects the Ford’s driver was impaired by drugs or alcohol.

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