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School Bus Driver Cited For Carelessness in Crash After “Clearly” Violating Right-Of-Way

| April 27, 2017

Wilrick A. Woods, 60, got a $166 citation for careless driving after driving his school bus in the path of an SUV, whose driver suffered severe injuries in a crash Monday.

With Florida as Example, Charlie Crist Files Bill Seeking Seat Belts on School Buses Nationwide

| April 26, 2017

School districts also are concerned about the estimated $7,000 to $10,000 cost of adding seat belts to a new bus, though Florida is already covered: seat belts on school buses is a state law.

4 Hurt in Head-On Crash Between SUV and School, Bus at Royal Palms and Rymfire

| April 24, 2017

Four people were hurt including two children in a crash involving a school bus and an SUV at the intersection of Royal Palms Parkway and Rymfire Drive in Palm Coast this morning just before sunup.

2 Teens Face Felonies For Firing BB Gun at Full School Bus and Vehicles on Belle Terre

| April 13, 2017

There were 40 students returning from Bunnell Elementary when the school bus was the target of boys allegedly firing a BB and an air soft gun at the vehicle on Belle Terre Boulevard Wednesday afternoon.

Mother Arrested at Bus Stop in Violent Confrontation With Deputies as Children Watch

| September 19, 2016

Deputies resorted to force, taking down Tyisha Davis, 36, as she allegedly refused to let a school bus continue its route after she was told her son had been in a fight.

Car Rear-Ends Wadsworth-Bound School Bus With 19 Students on Board in P Section

| April 11, 2016

A car rear-ended the Elk school bus at 8:15 this morning at Pine Grove Drive and Pittman Drive in Palm Coast. The driver of the car was injured, but none of the 19 students aboard the bus nor the driver were injured, a school district spokesperson said.

District and Palm Coast Will Redesign Some Bus Stops in 1st Step To Counter Crashes Involving Children

| March 3, 2016

Some of the county’s 600 bus stops will be redesigned to include a $1,200 “pad” where students should wait for buses, while an education campaign will target students in elementary and middle schools.

Tractor Trailer Crashes Into 3 Parked, Mostly Empty School Buses on I-95, Four Injured

| June 17, 2015

A tractor trailer on a route from Miami to Jacksonville crashed into three parked and empty school buses as the buses’ drivers were working on one of them on the side of I-95 just north of the Palm Coast Parkway exit at 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Buddy Taylor’s Tyler Irigoyen, 13, Gets Shining Award For Bravery on Day of Fatal Crash

| February 12, 2015

Immediately after Elisa Marie Homen was fatally injured in a crash with a school bus last month,13-year-old Tyler Irigoyen went to work, ushering his 50-some schoolmates to safety and tending to the injured bus driver before first responders arrived.

Cell Phone’s GPS Coordinates, Court-Ordered to be Revealed, Lead to 2nd Arrest in School Bus Thefts

| May 20, 2014

As Myron Vanzel Brown, 39, of Jacksonville, made calls before and after the two Flagler buses were stolen from the FPC bus depot, each call registered Brown’s precise location–in the vicinity of the school, then on the road back to Jacksonville. The phone records were key evidence in his arrest.

Stolen School Bus Was Leased to Palm Coast’s Palm Harbor Academy

| November 18, 2013

Palm Harbor Academy, the charter school in Palm Coast, had been unaware that a school bus it was renting from 95 South Tours and Transportation of Jacksonville had been stolen from the Alachua school district.

Two Flagler School Buses Stolen in July Are Recovered, But District Just Bought Replacements

| November 6, 2013

Alphonso Bernard Rock of Jacksonville was arrested in connection with the stolen buses, recovered in Gainesville Wednesday, but the buses no longer belong to the school district, which on Tuesday approved an $812,700 purchase of seven new buses, including two with the insurance-recovery money.

Two of Flagler District’s Newer School Buses, Valued at $200,000, Stolen From FPC Depot

| August 5, 2013

The two 84-seat Bluebird buses were stolen the night of July. 27, but the theft was uncovered only today–Aug. 5. School officials say none of the bus routes will be affected when school resumes on Aug. 19. The district’s insurance will reimburse the loss. The Flagler County Sheriff is investigating the theft.

Yet Another Flagler School Bus Rear-Ended–on Pine Lakes Near Belle Terre

| May 3, 2013

Less than 24 hours after a Flagler County School bus was rear-ended on State Road 100, another school bus was rear-ended by a pick-up truck on Pine Lakes Parkway in Palm Coast at 4 p.m. Friday afternoon, sending a teacher’s aide to a local clinic. No students were on the bus.

Pick-Up Rams Stopped School Bus on S.R. 100; Student Aboard Is Uninjured

| May 2, 2013

A GMC Sierra pick-up truck rear-ended a Flagler County school bus at 5 p.m. today (May 2) in the eastbound lanes of State Road 100, slightly injuring the pick-up truck driver. An 18-year-old girl on the bus and the bus driver were uninjured.

Sheriff’s and School Bus Director’s Caution: “Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible.”

| August 15, 2012

With Flagler County schools resuming on Thursday, Aug. 15, the sheriff’s office and the school district’s transportation department–responsible for 85 bus routes traveling 8,000 miles a day–are reminding parents, students and all drivers to heighten their prudence. A list of bus routes and times is included.

SR100 Hit-and-Run Fatality: Investigators Focusing on Three Flagler School Buses

| September 28, 2011

Three Flagler school district buses, with protruding mirrors, passed by the scene of the hit-and-run within 15 minutes of the time when Alex Taylor is believed to have been killed Tuesday morning while riding his bike.

School Buses Blowing Through a Stop Sign at FPC: Scrutiny Follows Parent’s Alert

| April 27, 2011

An 11th grader on a motorcycle had a close encounter with a bus that pulled out of an FPC driveway where, a video shows, buses frequently don’t respect a stop sign. The transportation department is responding with monitoring and warnings drivers.

Conklin’s Latest: Paddy Wagon for Rowdy Kids

| April 21, 2010

School board members were cool to Colleen Conklin idea of a paddy wagon for rowdy riders. They were warmer to her volunteer ride-along idea.

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