7 hurt in school bus collision

The transportation problems that delivered chaos during Palm Beach County’s first week of school impacted Inlet Grove again – this time literally – when seven students were hurt Tuesday in their school bus’ collision with a car.

The Palm Beach Post reported online Tuesday and in its Wednesday print editions that, in what Inlet Grove Principal Emma Banks said was “an abundance of caution,” the students went to the hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries.

The newspaper also reported that the bus driver, Michael Zamor, has been cited for careless driving for sideswiping a car on his left while making at right turn from Australian Avenue onto Blue Heron Boulevard near the school.

Mr. Zamor recently had moved from servicing buses back to driving to help address the Palm Beach County School District’s bus driver shortage, according to Post reports. Officials said the car’s driver and a 4-year-old passenger also suffered minor injuries.

More coverage:

Mechanic At Wheel Of School Bus In Riviera Beach Crash (WPEC TV12)

School bus driver cited following crash in Riviera Beach (WPBF TV29)

Help Wanted: Palm Beach County facing school bus driver shortage (WPEC TV12)