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Two teens hospitalized after rear-ending a Palm Beach County school bus

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(LAKE WORTH BEACH, FL) A teenage driver and his 15 year old female passenger are in serious condition after rear-ending a Palm Beach County school bus on the first day of school.

The accident occurred at the Tri-Rail tracks in the westbound lanes of 6th Ave. South near I-95 just after 6:00 AM on Wednesday

School bus driver Julio Sierra was stopped at the railroad tracks with his warning lights when the 2021 Chevy Malibu driven by a 16 year old boy from Greenacres slammed into the back of his bus.

The Malibu became wedged underneath the rear end of the bus and according to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office Sierra proceeded across the railroad tracks, not knowing an accident had occurred and dragging the car behind him.

Sierra stopped on the opposite side of the tracks when he realized what had happened.

The driver and his passenger had to be extricated from the car using the jaws-of-life, with the driver being taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center via Traumahawk helicopter.

A 13 year old Boynton Beach girl was on the bus at the time of the crash but was not injured.

The names of the victims have not been released.

Remember to watch your speed around all school bus stops and zones.

This is a developing story.