RTS Bus And Sheriff's Deputy Car Involved In Crash
GAINESVILLE - We begin tonight in Gainesville where three separate accidents involving an RTS bus and a sheriff's deputy car sent at least three bus passengers to the hospital. Officials say it may have been a case of rubbernecking for the vehicles involved.
An ambulance transported those three people to UF Health for non-life threatening injuries. However, most passengers on scene seemed shaken up.
It started when a black pick-up truck rear ended an RTS bus carrying about a dozen passengers. A deputy that was called to the scene for traffic assistance was making his way there from the opposite direction when a silver Toyota struck the patrol from the back. Upon impact, the deputy's car also hit a grey Volkswagen that seemed to be slowing down when it saw the bus crash.
Chip Skinner, a spokesperson for RTS, says drivers need to try and be more aware of their surroundings, especially in situations like this one.
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