Bus driver run over by school bus

FHP: Romel Bass cited for careless driving


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A local school bus driver was run over by a school bus Thursday morning in Arlington, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

It happened just before 6 a.m. in the bus yard at Student Transportation of America on Lee Road. 

Troopers said the bus was pulling into the yard when it struck Patricia Alexander and ran over her legs.

Alexander, 58, was rushed to UF Health. News4Jax called the hospital Friday for an update on her condition, but has not yet heard back. 

The driver of the bus, Romel Bass, was cited for careless driving, according to the FHP report.

Student Transportation of America on Friday issued the following statement about the incident: 

"We are thankful that there were not more serious injuries in the accident that occurred at our Lee Road terminal in Jacksonville this week in which one of our drivers was struck by another bus. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our injured employee. We are in contact with her and she is in good spirits. The driver of the vehicle involved in the incident remains on administrative leave pending the outcome of a thorough investigation. A full review of all safety procedures and traffic patterns on the terminal property is underway. The safety of our employees, passengers and the community is our highest priority."