Four Highlands County school children and their bus driver were injured Wednesday morning when their school bus was struck by a semitrailer truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, it happened on US 27 at the intersection with Lake Ridge Drive.
Witnesses say the semi rear-ended the bus causing it to flip onto its side.
Both the driver of the school bus and the semi-truck driver suffered minor injuries. Authorities tell News Channel 8 the students were middle school and high school age, and say the bus was headed to Lake Placid Middle School.
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The accident occurred on United States 27 at Lake Ridge Drive.
There were 39 students in total on the bus when the crash happened. Two of the students from the school bus remains at Tampa General Hospital in an unknown condition and were airlifted from the scene.
Lockwood was cited for careless driving, the FHP said.