Orlando Sentinel Reporting
A Disney bus driver has been charged with careless driving after two passenger vehicles were struck by the bus shortly before noon on Saturday.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, bus driver Fredrick Cassens, 81, of Auburndale struck the back of a 2009 Chevy sport utility vehicle after failing to see that the car was stopped at a stoplight. That impact caused the Chevy to hit the back of a 1999 GMC van, also a Disney vehicle.
An initial check of Cassens’ driving record indicates only one infraction, a 2004 charge of failing to obey a traffic-control device in Osceola County. He admitted guilt and paid a fine.
The accident occurred at East Buena Vista Drive and World Drive.
There are no reports of injuries, and WESH.com is reporting that 19 people were on board the Disney bus.
The crash is the third such event on the theme park’s property in the past two weeks, the most recent involving 9-year-old Chase Brubaker of Pinellas County, who was killed Thursday after his bicycle drifted into the side of a Disney bus at Fort Wilderness Resort.
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Three vehicles were involved in Saturday’s crash, including a Disney bus and a Disney van. The accident happened just before noon on East Buena Vista Drive and World Drive.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the Disney bus rear-ended an SUV driven by an Ohio man which was then pushed into a Disney van. The SUV and the Disney van were stopped at a stop light.
There were reportedly 19 passengers on board the bus, according to WFTV.
The driver of the Disney bus, 81-year-old Frederick Cassens of Auburndale, was charged with careless driving.