A school bus carrying students plunged into a backyard swimming pool Friday morning in Orange County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Orange County Fire Rescue said the bus, carrying nine students to Magnolia School, and a Jeep were involved in a crash. The bus traveled through a fence, into a yard, and crashed into the pool.
#trafficalert #crash schoolbus vs Jeep-Willowwood St/Rushmore Ct. 9 children & bus driver NOT INJURED, Female Jeep driver was injured, though not seriously. Nose of the school bus ended up in a swimming pool. Fuel leak in pool, Squad en route for HazMat. #BREAKING pic.twitter.com/0fdaufouil— OCFire Rescue (@OCFireRescue) October 12, 2018
Troopers said the Jeep swerved to avoid a dead cat in the road, prompting the bus to drive off the road.
Fire Rescue tweeted that the driver of the Jeep suffered non-serious injuries. She was taken to a hospital, officials said.
The bus driver and nine children were not injured, rescue crews said.
Magnolia is a school for children with special needs, officials said. Orange County Public Schools said the students' parents were notified of the crash.