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Automobile Collides with Bus

The Fran Haasch Law Group

An elderly man was killed Sunday morning in an automobile accident with a Greyhound bus in Citrus County.

The elderly man was driving his car at about 8:25a.m., traveling southeast on U.S. 98 near the Sugarmill Woods area of Homosassa. At the intersection of U.S. 98 and Oak Park Boulevard, the elderly man attempted to make a u turn, according to an accident report from Florida Highway Patrol.

The gentlemen driving a 1998 Ford Taurus, turned into the path of a 1998 MCI Greyhound bus driven by a 67-year-old male from Tallahassee.The bus was traveling northwest on U.S. 98 in the outside lane. The front of the Greyhound t-boned the Ford Taurus. The bus continued a short distance on U.S. 98 pushing the Ford Taurus about 200 feet northwest of the area of impact.

The elderly gentlemen was air lifted to Tampa General Hospital, where he died from his injuries a short time later. Neither the bus driver nor the 13 passengers were reported injured in the automobile and bus accident. Damages were reported to be $5000 as total for the car and the bus.

Both drivers were reported to have been wearing seat belts. Tests for alcohol are pending for both drivers as the car and bus accident remains under investigation.


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