Multiple Injuries In School Bus Wreck In Pensacola; Dump Truck Ran Red Light

August 28, 2015

Multiple students were injured when a school bus loaded with students from Pensacola High School was hit by a dump truck and overturned in Pensacola Thursday afternoon.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 16 students were transported to area hospitals, two as “trauma alerts”. The FHP said bus driver Harriet Collins, 27, along with 22 students and a driver’s assistant were westbound on Jordan Street attempting to cross Pace Boulevard.

A Mack Dump truck being driven by Abraham Larry, Jr., age 33 of Pensacola, was traveling north on Pace Boulevard. The dump truck driven by Larry ran the red light at the intersection of Jordan Street on collided with the left rear side of the school bus. The collision caused the school bus to overturn and strike a utility pole, coming to final rest on its right side.

The FHP is continuing their investigation. Any charges in the crash are pending. photos.


21 Responses to “Multiple Injuries In School Bus Wreck In Pensacola; Dump Truck Ran Red Light”

  1. DAN H. on August 29th, 2015 11:42 am

    We are all thankful that the bus driver had the proper training for her to be ready for any situation.Hopefully with god’s will everyone will recover from this terrible accident.It was an accident though and as a parent of two high school children that ride the bus to school,it helps you remember how precious every day is.Our prayers are with every family touched by this accident.

  2. Anjannette Williams on August 28th, 2015 5:30 pm

    Praying for the children, the bus driver and all who had to witness this ordeal!! Praying for the truck driver!

  3. Ms. Reese-Nunez on August 28th, 2015 5:09 pm

    I am praying for the students and bus driver. God will take care of them

  4. Ravyn Thompson on August 28th, 2015 1:33 pm

    I am praying for all the students on that bus may god be with them.

  5. Amandah Blackwell on August 28th, 2015 12:16 pm

    Praying for students and driver hope all will recover well.

  6. Jim l on August 28th, 2015 12:28 am

    Our prayers are with all involved with this accident.I do not know what all happened in this accident. But I have worked for some of the trucking companies and two things that they most seem to have in common is pushing their drivers to go faster, you are never fast enough and if you turn in mechanical problems too often they let you go. Now I don’t know anything about this company that the dump truck belonged to. But all these trucking companies need to put safety first.

  7. melody Lynch on August 28th, 2015 12:07 am

    Prayers go out to families of everyone involved in this crash. My son attends this school. Thank God he was not on this bus.

  8. Valerie Williams (Packer) on August 27th, 2015 10:39 pm

    Just heard about this accident on our 10pm newscast on KPRC in Mo’City, TX. My heart and prayers are extended to all families involved. I still Love Pensacola and All Her People. GOD BLESS!!!!

  9. Freda Whaley on August 27th, 2015 8:04 pm

    Every bus drivers nightmare. Keeping them all in my prayers.

  10. Christina Spencer on August 27th, 2015 7:28 pm


  11. Michelle Henry on August 27th, 2015 6:46 pm

    I’m praying for students and driver we just moved out of Pensacola my girls went to that school

  12. Nathorna McCreary on August 27th, 2015 6:40 pm

    I am an employee of Pensacola High School, and my heart is broken. I pray that ALL who were involved in this accident are ok. This is such an unfortunate incident and prayerfully, we will be more cautious when driving on the highways.

  13. melisha holt on August 27th, 2015 6:36 pm

    Praying for all parties involved.

  14. Bill Slayton on August 27th, 2015 6:30 pm

    Please continue to pray for all involved. Early reports are better than expected. Pray especially for the bus driver.

  15. chandra Mitchell on August 27th, 2015 5:53 pm

    Pray that all them kids are OK

  16. Shannon winchester on August 27th, 2015 5:11 pm

    As I left from work I could hear to sirens & wondering. ….Praying. thanks for the report & photos .

  17. Jeano Berg on August 27th, 2015 4:32 pm

    Praying for all involved in the accident. Sending peace to the parents as they await news on the condition of their loved ones.

  18. Mr nobody on August 27th, 2015 4:27 pm

    Hopefully the responsible party will be charged accordingly.

  19. Cantonment Mom on August 27th, 2015 4:26 pm

    Praying for all involved.

  20. Bre on August 27th, 2015 4:14 pm

    Pray everyone is okay!

  21. Lisa Watson on August 27th, 2015 4:12 pm

    Praying for all the kids, teh driver, the truck driver too.

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