Authorities in Florida say nine students were on board an Orange County school bus when it collided with another vehicle and careened into a nearby swimming pool.
According to Fox News, the crash occurred Friday morning in Pine Hills and involved a Jeep carrying three children and a female driver, none of whom sustained serious injuries.
“The three children were taken from the scene by family prior to #OCFRD arrival, they just brought 2 of the kids back to get checked out, but none transported,” tweeted the Orange County Fire Rescue Department.
A Florida Highway Patrol statement indicated the drivers of both vehicles claimed the other was at fault by swerving into the oncoming lane.
Following the collision, the bus ran “through a chain link fence” and into the adjacent backyard. Emergency personnel responded and shared images of the wrecked bus with its front end dipping into the water.
#UPDATE from #OCFRD #PIO on scene: there were 3 children in the Jeep that collided with the school bus. The three children were taken from the scene by family prior to #OCFRD arrival, they just brought 2 of the kids back to get checked out, but none transported. pic.twitter.com/JCMB4XXLUS
— OCFire Rescue (@OCFireRescue) October 12, 2018
Authorities noted that the owner of the home assisted in helping the bus driver and children exit the vehicle through the rear door.
Florida Highway Patrol confirmed the incident remains under investigation and state troopers “are waiting to view the video for the school bus to help determine the cause of the crash.”
[Featured image: Orange County Fire Rescue]