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SUV hits bus in head on crash near Disney's Animal Kingdom. Fire erupted, 11 hurt

 

11 hurt as SUV hits bus in fiery crash near Animal Kingdom

 UPDATED 12:26 AM EDT May 15, 2016
 
Go to the original story site at WESH for the video footage at : http://www.wesh.com/news/bus-crashes-into-car-catches-fire-near-animal-kingdom/39552036

ORLANDO, Fla. —Eleven people were hurt Saturday in a wrong-way, head-on collision near Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom on Saturday evening, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Troopers say the driver of the SUV, identified as 36-year-old Megan Hester-Villalobos, of Groveland, was headed south in the northbound lanes of Sherbeth Road and hit the bus. A fire erupted.

Video from an onlooker shows flames and thick smoke billowing from the crash site and the ensuing clamor as first responders raced toward the scene.

The driver, an adult male passenger and a child were inside the SUV and were all taken to a hospital.

Eight of 16 people from the bus were also taken to a hospital.

Troopers said the injuries range from minor to serious.

The FHP said the bus is owned by Super Transportation of Florida LLC.

It's not clear why the driver of the SUV was driving in the wrong direction, according to the FHP, but charges are pending.

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