One student was flown to UF Health in serious condition following an early morning school bus wreck on Interstate 95, near the World Golf Village.
Dispatch received a call at around 7 a.m. about a wreck involving a school bus on I-95, north of the International Golf Parkway, according to Chuck Mulligan, a spokesman for the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.
“The bus was traveling southbound, toward the I-95 off ramp,” he said.
Paramedics treated an additional three students for minor injuries, who were then taken to local hospitals, according to a release from St. Johns County Fire Rescue.
The bus, which was carrying 11 students, was going to Pacetti Bay Middle School. The school day begins at 7:50 a.m., said Christina Langston, a spokesman for the St. Johns County School District.
The school bus, number 268, was a substitute bus, Langston said.
The regular bus, 204, was in for service, and bus 268 was assigned to the route. But the driver of bus 268 was the regular driver, she said.
Pacetti Bay Middle School is about nine miles away from the scene of the wreck.
Parents were notified, and another bus was en route to take the remaining children to school, Langston said.
“Our typical process is to provide another bus for students to get to school, but once parents are notified, it’s ultimately their decision whether or not their child continues with the school day,” she said.
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