Man clipped by vehicle, hit by school bus while crossing Orange County road

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A man was clipped by a vehicle and then hit by a school bus while he was on a crosswalk in Orange County, officials said.

The crash happened at about 6:30 a.m. Thursday on Americana Boulevard.


Officials said the school bus was full of children going to Oak Ridge High School.

Troopers said a driver was traveling eastbound on Americana Boulevard when a 25-year-old man was crossing in a marked crosswalk.

As the man entered the crosswalk, a vehicle in front of the driver stopped to let the man cross but the driver said she swerved to the right to avoid striking the car that stopped.

The driver told troopers she attempted to swerve back to the left and struck the man. After the collision, the driver swerved to the right to avoid the man.

Troopers said they looked at video from the school bus and saw that the man was hit by the left front tire of the bus.

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The driver that failed to stop at the crosswalk has charges pending against her, troopers said.

The man was seriously injured but is in stable condition at a hospital.

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The eastbound lanes of Americana Boulevard between South Texas Avenue and San Antonio Avenue were closed due to the crash. All lanes have reopened.

No other details were available.

This is a developing story. Check back and watch Channel 9 Eyewitness News for updates.

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