Seminole High student hospitalized after school busses are side-swiped by truck

- Officials with the Seminole County school district say six of their school buses that were packed with more than 100 Seminole High School students, were sideswiped by a flatbed trailer Wednesday afternoon. Seminole High 9th grader Gabriel Langford was on board one of those school buses when it happened.

“I'm thinking, it's only us, and then we pull off and there's already three buses over there, I'm like ‘Oh my gosh he hit like three or four or five buses over here,’” Langford said.

The buses had just picked up students from Seminole High School, it happened as the row of buses were stopped on CR 46A near Old Lake Mary Road. FHP says the truck towing vehicles side swiped the buses, because part of its trailer was sticking out, damaging the side mirrors of five buses, FHP says the driver didn't know he hit the buses so he kept going, but when troopers found him he returned to the scene.

“I pulled in an there's all these buses and I was like wow, there was police everywhere and fire truck,” said Marla Wolski, Gabriel’s mother. “As a parent it's very upsetting.”

District officials say three students were treated and released at the scene and one was transported to the hospital, Gabriel's mother is just glad the accident was only minor.

“It could have been a lot worse, it could have potentially been a lot worse and thankful that it wasn't that bad and that my son's safe and all the other students are safe is the number one concern,” Wolski said.

Florida Highway Patrol says the driver is being ticketed for having a load extending past the vehicle.

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