SARASOTA -- No children were hurt when a school bus was rear-ended by a car Friday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Shana R. Marvin, 41, was charged with careless driving after the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan she was driving struck the right rear of a school bus at Bee Ridge Road and Interstate 75 at 3:50 p.m.. She had four underage passengers in the car at the time, according to FHP.
There were no students in the bus, and no injuries were reported.
According to a report, Marvin and the school bus driver were westbound on Bee Ridge Road in the left lane approaching the intersection with the I-75 northbound exit ramp. Marvin was directly behind the school bus.
The school bus driver was required to stop for a traffic signal and, according to the news release, Marvin could not see the traffic signal and began to pass the bus but failed to stop in time. The front and left of the Dodge Grand Caravan struck the right rear of the school bus.
Amaris Castillo, Law Enforcement/Island Reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7051. You can follow her on Twitter@AmarisCastillo.