School bus driver cited after Auburndale crash sends 3 to hospital

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AUBURNDALE, Fla. (WFLA) – Three high school-aged children were taken to a hospital after a school bus crash in Auburndale Tuesday morning.

The crash happened at 6:15 a.m. at the intersection of West Park and Pilaklikaha avenue as the bus was transporting students to Auburndale High School.

Officials said the bus left the lane of travel as it entered a curve in the road and struck a parked, unoccupied vehicle.

The three children were taken by ambulance to Winter Haven Hospital.

The driver, Timothy Brett Harper, 55, was cited for careless driving. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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