4 injured in multiple bus collisions

Two Alachua County Public School buses were involved in collisions that left four injured Tuesday morning.
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Two Alachua County Public Schools (ACPS) buses were involved in separate accidents in Gainesville Tuesday morning.

The first incident occurred just after 7 a.m. when, according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a school bus entered the intersection of SE 162nd Ave. and US Highway 301. A sedan traveling south on US Highway 301 collided with the bus.

The two people in the sedan—a 19-year-old male driver and an 18-year-old passenger, both from Starke—were taken to the hospital. FHP reported the passenger was in critical condition and the driver was in serious condition.

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Fourteen students were on the school bus, but neither the student nor the bus driver were injured.

The second school bus collision occurred later in the morning and involved a semi truck.

“We had a semi traveling northbound on SE 11th and a school bus traveling west on 4th Avenue that collided,” said Graham Glover, GPD public information officer. “Both drivers went to the hospital and are in stable condition.”

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