Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-097

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 22, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Traffic Accident Involving A Hillsborough County School Bus

    The driver had to be extricated from his vehicle.
    • Tuesday
    • March 22, 2011
    • Time: 6:49 AM
    • Orient Road North of Chelsea
    • Tampa, FL

    Driver:

    Stephen E. Massarella
    DOB 1/26/74
    3450 Palencia Drive Apt 1516
    Tampa, FL

    Vehicle:1997 Audi 4 Dr Sedan

    Charges:

    Driving on a Suspended License
    DUI (Pending Blood Draw)

    School Bus Driver:

    Angela Carmen Saavedra
    DOB 9/8/80

    Bus Assistant:
    Cathy Hearn
    DOB 8/12/57

    Student(s): 1

    Vehicle:Hillsborough County School Bus

    Details:

    A Hartline Bus was southbound on Orient Road stopped for a passenger; the school bus stopped behind the Hartline bus. The driver of the Audi, Stephen Massarella drove his car up under the rear of the school bus. Mr. Massarella had to be extricated from the vehicle. He was transported to Tampa General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The school bus driver and her passenger were transported to St. Joseph Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The student on the bus was not injured and was transported to school via Hillsborough County School Board.
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