Five Children Injured in Crash at School Bus Stop
Two adults at the school bus stop were also injured.
TAMPA – Five children and two adults who were waiting at a school bus stop were injured this morning (Nov. 1) when they were hit by a car, the Tampa Police Department said.
Two of the children sustained serious injuries but none of the injuries are considered life threatening, officers said. The ages of the children ranged from 6 years old to 12 years old,.
The injured children were identified as Alexandra Torres-Banegas, 6; Allinson Galindo, 6; Perla Galindo, 12; Sandy Quintana, 9; and Enrique Antonio Tobias Patino, 6. The injured adults were Yanely Jurado, 31, and Laura Patino Chavez, 32.
Police identified the driver as Brian Darnell West, 47, of Tampa, who remained at the scene and cooperated with police. Charges are pending.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation. At this time it does not appear that the crash was intentional and it does not appear that the driver
was impaired, police said. It is unclear whether the driver was speeding at the time of the crash, though a witness said he believed the car was traveling at a high rate of speed.
The crash happened about 8:06 a.m. at E Bougainvillea and Marvy avenues. Police aid West was driving a silver Ford Escort east on E Bougainvillea when the car it hit the children and adults.
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