Woman badly hurt after crashing into Manatee school bus

HERALD STAFF REPORTOctober 9, 2012 

MANATEE -- A 64-year-old Palmetto woman was in serious condition Tuesday after she crashed her car into a school bus in northern Manatee County.

The bus driver and five children on the bus were unhurt in the crash, which occurred at 3:17 p.m., according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

The woman was driving west on County Road 6 in a 2007 Jaguar S-Type when she was distracted by her dog and steered left, into the path of the school bus, which was eastbound on C.R. 6, the report states.

The 38-year-old female school bus driver took evasive action, steering right to avoid the collision. The bus traveled to the south shoulder of the road. But the left front of the Jaguar hit the left side of the bus.

The bus passengers included two 7-year-old girls, two 9-year-old boys and an 11-year-old boy, all from Parrish.

The injured woman will be charged with failure to maintain her lane, the report indicated.

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