Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-032

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 27, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    No Injuries In Early Morning Bus Accident

    A Hartline transit bus runs into the back of a school bus.
    • Thursday
    • January 27, 2011
    • Time: 6:41 AM
    • Kelly Road and Memorial Highway
    • Tampa, FL

    Vehicle 1:

    Hillsborough County School Bus

    Robert Trosky DOB 09/23/37
    7907 Pocahontas Cr West
    Tampa, FL 33615

    Vehicle 2:

    Hartline Transit Bus

    Bernie Laline DOB 05/04/59
    4824 Portabello Circle
    Valrico, FL 33596


    The crash occurred when the driver of the Hartline bus removed his foot from the brake causing him to run into the back of the school bus. Both buses were southbound on Kelly Road at the time of the accident. The Hartline bus was carrying 10 passengers at the time and there were no students on the school bus. Fire/Rescue responded to the scene. The passengers on the Hartline bus complained of minor soreness but refused medical attention. A bicycle, which was mounted on the front of the Hartline bus, went through the bus windshield upon impact. Very minor damage done to the school bus. The driver of the Hartline bus was cited for the traffic accident.
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