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Teen Driver Cited After Rear Ending Hillsborough School Bus

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FHP troopers say the teen had a learner’s permit but was not accompanied by a licensed adult driver as required by law.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – Florida Highway Patrol troopers cited a 16-year-old driver this morning (Sept. 9) after he hit a Hillsborough County school bus on U.S. 301.

No children were on the bus and no one was injured. The Wimauma teen, who had a learner’s permit, was cited for not having a licensed adult driver in the car with her and for careless driving.

The crash happened about 9 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 301 and Bishop Road in Hillsborough County.

Troopers said the bus driver, a 39-year-old Tampa woman, was driving south on U.S. 301, slowing so she could turn left onto Bishop Road. The teen, who was driving a van, was also southbound on U.S. 301. She failed to slow and collided with the rear of the school bus.

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