Return to Headlines

Bus flips in Clermont, no students on board

 

 A Lake County Schools bus driver and bus monitor are being treated at South Lake Hospital this morning after a collision caused the bus to flip. No students were on the bus.

The collision happened around 6:30 a.m. at Citrus Tower Blvd. and Mowhawk Road in Clermont. The driver, Julio Lugo, was beginning his pick-up route which would have ended with drop-off at Lake Minneola High School. Onboard with him was Kathleen Farnsworth, a bus monitor.

Early reports indicate that a pickup truck driving northbound on Mohawk failed to stop at a stop sign and struck the bus, causing the bus to flip onto its side.

Lugo and Farnsworth were transported to South Lake Hospital. Their injuries have been described as minor.