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Another Palm Beach County school bus with students on board rear-ended

Speeding BMW slams into bus near Wellington Landings Middle School, PBSO says
A school bus crash in the 1300 block of Aero Club Drive in Wellington on Aug. 11, 2022.jpg
Posted at 3:24 PM, Aug 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-11 21:25:56-04

WELLINGTON, Fla. — For the second-straight day, a Palm Beach County school bus has been rear-ended and involved in a crash.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Thursday's wreck happened around 2:15 p.m. at the intersection of Aero Club Drive and Cedar Bluff Place, right next to Wellington Landings Middle School.

The sheriff's office said a gold BMW was speeding and rear-ended a school bus that was transporting children from Binks Forest Elementary School.

Officials said Thursday evening that one occupant in the vehicle was apparently arrested at a nearby bank for fraudulent transaction.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said five students and the driver were on the bus, but none of them needed to be taken to the hospital. The students have all been reunited with their families.

A school bus crash in the 1300 block of Aero Club Drive in Wellington on Aug. 11, 2022 (2).jpg
A school bus crash in the 1300 block of Aero Club Drive in Wellington on Aug. 11, 2022.

"Family members of those involved have been notified," the agency tweeted. "School administration and PBSO are on scene investigating."

The School District of Palm Beach County said Wellington Landings Middle School was on a staggered dismissal because of the crash.

A school bus crash in the 1300 block of Aero Club Drive in Wellington on Aug. 11, 2022 (1).jpg
A school bus crash in the 1300 block of Aero Club Drive in Wellington on Aug. 11, 2022.

The incident came just one day after another Palm Beach County school bus was involved in a crash Wednesday morning in Lake Worth Beach.

In that case, the sheriff's office said a 2021 Chevy Malibu, driven by a 16-year-old boy from Greenacres, failed to stop and rear-ended a school bus just after 6 a.m. on 6th Avenue South near Interstate 95.

A crash involving a Palm Beach County school bus on 6th Avenue South in Lake Worth Beach on Aug. 10, 2022.jpg
A crash involving a Palm Beach County school bus on 6th Avenue South in Lake Worth Beach on Aug. 10, 2022.

The 16-year-old and a 15-year-old girl inside the car were taken to St. Mary's Medical Center with serious but non life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the school bus, Julio Sierra, 60, and a 13-year-old Boynton Beach girl on the bus were not hurt.

Wednesday marked the first day of the new school year for Palm Beach County public schools.