Charter bus and pickup truck collide in Lake County

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As a result of a charter bus and pickup truck colliding with one another on Road 44, four people were injured recently.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of the pickup truck lost control while making a U-turn; he drove directly into the path of the bus.

The bus driver tried to avoid the collision but could not and hit the truck, pushing it against a nearby tree.  Three passengers in the pickup truck were taken by air to a local hospital.  The bus driver and a student were also taken to a nearby hospital.  The bus was taking students to a church camp in Ocala.

The accident is under investigation by The Florida Highway Patrol.