SCHOOL BUS CRASH: Several Critically Injured In Wellington

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MASS CASUALTY INCIDENT. CHILDREN CRITICALLY INJURED. TRAUMA HAWK NEEDED…

School Bus at the mass casualty incident scene. (Photo: Palm Beach County Fire Rescue).

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

UPDATE 10:15 p.m. — FROM PBSO — After further investigation, detectives learned shortly before the crash occurred, at 2:00 pm, a male walked into the a local bank and attempted to make a fraudulent withdrawal under a fictitious name. While inside the bank, bank personnel became suspicious of the male suspect and called 911. The male suspect began to get nervous and walked out of the bank to an awaiting gold BMW which was believed to be occupied by four individuals. Bank personnel witnessed the vehicle leave the area in a high rate of speed.

After the crash occurred two occupants inside the vehicle fled the scene and two occupants stayed behind one of which is the suspect who attempted to make the fraudulent withdrawal.  Both occupants were transported to a local hospital.  

Our suspect (name to be released soon) was arrested on the following charges:   F.S.S. 817.568 (2)(a) Criminal Use of Personal Identification, 812.014(2)(c)(1) Grand Theft, 817.60 (6)(a) Forgery of a Credit Card(6 counts), 322.212 Unauthorized Possession of a DL(4 Counts). 

This investigation is still active an ongoing.

UPDATE 3:37 PM — PBSO just learned there was a fifth child on the school bus. He was uninjured and walked home.

UPDATE 3:18 PM — From PBSO: Deputies are currently investigating a crash involving a gold BMW and a School Bus at the intersection of Cedar Bluff Place and Aero Club Drive.

The preliminary information is as follows: the gold BMW was traveling at a high rate of speed and struck the back of the school bus transporting children from a local elementary school. Four children/students were reported on the bus..

UPDATE FROM PBC FIRE RESCUE at 3 p.m: Four students and a bus driver were on board the bus struck by another vehicle. Officials now say that no occupants on the school bus required transport to a hospital, but BocaNewsNow.com has learned that several occupants of the vehicle that struck the bus suffered critical injuries. At least one was airlifted from the scene. Check back for updates…

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Developing at 2:35 p.m. — Several people are injured following a Palm Beach County school bus crash near Wellington Landings Middle School.

The scene of a critical school bus crash near Wellington Landings Middle School.

At least one child is being rushed to an area hospital by ground. The driver of the sedan who apparently hit the school bus is being airlifted to an area trauma center. Sever other patients are apparently in critical condition. This has been declared a Mass Casualty incident.

The location is 1300 Aero Club Drive in Wellington. Check back for updates.

LOCAL JOURNALISM SUPPORTER.

Paul Saperstein

 

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