Clearwater police say a school bus driver is at fault in an Oct. 4 crash involving the bus and a car.
CLEARWATER – The driver of a Pinellas County school bus, Rogenia Flowers, was determined to be at fault in a traffic crash on the morning of Oct. 4, according to a Clearwater police report.
Clearwater police and Clearwater Fire & Rescue personnel were called to Palmetto Street and Highland Avenue when the bus collided with a car around 8:23 a.m., the release said. The bus, driven by Flowers, 53, of Clearwater, was traveling west on Palmetto and the car was traveling south on Highland. The front of the bus struck the driver’s side of the Chrysler LeBaron.
The driver of the car, Carolyn Brumsfield, 57, of Clearwater, was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg via Bayflite for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. She was later in stable condition with serious injuries.
None of the four special needs students on the bus was injured.
The students were on their way to Curlew Creek Elementary. They were put on another school bus and taken to school.
Charges against Flowers are pending further investigation, according to the police report.