ORLANDO, Fla. - A pedestrian was seriously injured after investigators say he was hit by a car and then grazed by the front tire of a school bus in Orange County on Thursday morning.
A Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson told FOX 35 News that a 25-year-old man was walking in the crosswalk with flashing lights activated near Americana Blvd. and Texas Ave. Troopers say the car in the left lane slowed down and stopped for the pedestrian as is required by law, but the car behind it maneuvered around it going into the right lane hitting the pedestrian just as he walked past the stopped car. "This is exactly a scenario that should not happen. This pedestrian did the right thing using the crosswalk," Lt. Kim Montes said.
Video from a nearby convenience store shows the pedestrian getting hit from behind by a white car, knocking him into the path of a school bus. "Then a school bus that was already in that right lane notices the crash, tries to swerve a little bit right but the pedestrian impacts that left front tire," Lt. Montes said. She says investigators believe the pedestrian was grazed by the bus' tire.
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The school bus was taking students to Oak Ridge High School when the crash occurred. None of them were injured. The bus did stop at the scene and students did have to be transferred to another bus.
Video sent in by a FOX 35 viewer shows one person on a stretcher being transported.
FHP says the pedestrian did not break any bones. He suffered some internal injuries but was reported to be stable at the hospital.
The driver of the car that troopers say hit the pedestrian first did stop. She's now being ticketed for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
This is a developing story. Watch FOX 35 News for updates.