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Police: School bus driver at fault for crash that injured 10 students in Fort Pierce

Posted at 9:51 AM, Dec 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-12 14:11:28-05

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The St. Lucie County School District said 10 students were taken to the hospital after a school bus was involved in a crash with another vehicle Thursday morning.

A school district spokesperson said the bus was transporting students to school when it was struck by a car around 7 a.m. at the intersection of North U.S. 1 and Avenue M in Fort Pierce.

Police said the school bus driver, 64-year-old Bruce Kindsvogel, was traveling north on North U.S. 1, and the driver of a 2004 Cadillac, 26-year-old Dion Holmes, was traveling south.

Kindsvogel turned into the path of the Cadillac, causing the car to collide with the school bus.

Police said Holmes and 10 students were taken to Lawnwood Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

A school district spokesperson said all of the uninjured students were cleared by medical personnel at the scene and boarded another bus to school.

Police said Kindsvogel was at fault for the wreck and was ticketed for failing to yield to oncoming traffic while making a left turn.

Holmes was ticketed for driving with an expired registration.