Florida school bus plunges into swimming pool

No serious injuries
Posted: 10:40 AM, Oct 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-12 18:47:29Z

A school bus crashed into a pool Friday morning in Orange County, Florida.

Orange County Fire Rescue said nine children on the bus and the bus driver were not hurt.

According to, troopers said a Jeep swerved to avoid a dead cat in the street. However, the exact sequence of events is not yet clear. 

According to, troopers said that after the crash, the bus was being redirected and somehow veered through a wooden fence and into a pool.

The  Orlando Sentinel spoke to authorities who said the drivers of the bus and Jeep had different stories as to who pulled out in front of whom.

Three children were in the Jeep, fire rescue said. The driver received minor injuries. Two of the children were checked for injuries but they were not hospitalized, according to first responders.

HazMat was called because of a fuel leak into the pool, according to fire rescue.