One school bus driver was cited for careless driving Monday following a multi-vehicle crash involving another school bus that sent two students to the hospital, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Two children have been transported to the hospital following an accident involving two school buses Monday near International Golf Parkway and Central Place Way, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office's spokesperson Chuck Mulligan.
St. Johns County Fire Rescue responded to the scene and reported multiple injuries, however, crews said the injuries appear to be minor. SJCFR also requested additional units to the scene.
As many as 13 people have said they had minor injuries, with only one showing visible injuries, officials said Monday.
Bus No. 1 noticed traffic was slowing down and proceeded to slow down, as well. Bus No. 2 did not notice the bus was slowing down and hit Bus No. 1. The collision caused Bus No. 1 to crash into the first car.
Bus No. 1 had 10 students aboard while Bus No. 2 had 30 students aboard.
The driver of Bus. No 2 was cited for careless driving.
The crash occurred in a construction zone, which was a factor in the crash, FHP said.
Two patients are in stable condition and were transported to Baptist South.
The children transported to the hospital have minor injuries, officials said.
The St. Johns County School District told First Coast News that one bus rear-ended another bus. The buses were also from Pacetti Bay Middle School.
Mulligan said another civilian vehicle was involved in the crash, as well.
Parents have been notified by the school district about the accident.
Authorities expect delays in the area for the next 45 minutes to an hour.
Stay with First Coast News as this story develops.