Gainesville Fire Rescue responds to a three vehicle crash Wednesday morning. (Photo courtesy of Gainesville Fire Rescue)

School Bus Involved In Three-Vehicle Crash, No Students On Board


Gainesville Fire Rescue crews responded to a crash involving three vehicles Wednesday morning that left one vehicle in flames, a school bus damaged and one driver in critical condition. No students were on the bus at the time of the incident.

Passing motorists notified Gainesville Fire Rescue about the crash at 8:37 a.m., and arriving crews found one vehicle fully engulfed in flames, downed power lines and a damaged school bus.

First responders transported the critically injured driver to treatment and evaluated multiple other people for injuries. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Assistant Fire Chief Shawn Hillhouse stated the fire department trains for events such as mass casualty incidents, vehicle fires and downed power lines. Personnel from Gainesville Fire Rescue, Gainesville Police Department, Alachua County School Board, and Gainesville Regional Utilities helped with the initial response. No safety personnel suffered injuries.

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