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Dump truck runs red light, hits school bus in Fort Myers truck accident

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The News-Press of Fort Myers reported Tuesday that a dump truck ran a red light and crashed into a Lee County school bus, sending both drivers and two students to the hospital with unspecified injuries as a result of the Fort Myers dump truck accident.

The Florida car wreck attorneys and trucking accident attorneys at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, want to remind motorists to pay extra attention to large trucks on the road and use extra caution when near commercial trucks.

A dump truck can weigh 70,000 pounds when fully loaded — more than 20 times the weight of a passenger car. A loaded semi can weight even more.

The dump truck, pictured here in a photograph by The News-Press, was heading westbound on Palm Beach Boulevard when authorities report that it failed to stop at the red light at Davis Boulevard, striking the southbound bus on the driver’s side.

If you or someone you love has been in an accident with a dump truck, semi or large commercial truck, there are certain things you can do to help protect your rights. The car accident lawyers and trucking accident attorneys at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, offer free appointments to discuss your rights at any of our offices throughout Southwest Florida, including Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Arcadia, Port Charlotte, Venice and Sebring.