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School Bus Crashes Into Fla. Pond

VIERA, Fla., Aug. 10 (UPI) — A Viera, Fla., school bus with 26 students aboard ran off the road and into a retention pond Wednesday, coming to rest in 4 feet of water, police say.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said the driver, Ronald Bacchi, 67, suffered from a medical condition that caused him to lose consciousness and control of the bus during a morning run, WKMG-TV of Orlando reported.

Troopers said Bacchi was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but only suffered minor injuries from the crash.

The students, who were heading to Viera High School, all were exited the bus safely. Another school bus picked them up and transported them to school.

The accident was under investigation.

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