LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL — Fifteen passengers aboard two Walt Disney World buses were taken to area hospitals Tuesday when the buses collided at the entrance to the Epcot theme park, according to Florida Highway Patrol. The crash occurred around 10 a.m. as the buses were entering the theme park parking lot. The injuries were considered minor.
Charges were pending against one of the Disney drivers, a 21-year-0ld man who was not identified by police, explained Lt. Kim Montes of the Florida Highway Patrol.
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The driver of the bus that was struck from behind was identified as a 68-year-0ld woman. No charges are pending against her.
“Nothing is more important than the safety of our guests and cast members,” a Disney spokesperson told Patch. “We are currently focused on the well-being of those involved in the situation.”
Montes said the two buses were eastbound on Epcot Center Drive at a Disney toll booth when one of the buses rear-ended the other at a low rate of speed.
“Fifteen of the 51 passengers on the buses were taken to the hospital with minor injuries,” Montes told Patch.
Montes did not know why the male bus driver did not stop in time to prevent the crash.
“This crash remains under investigation,” she said. “The driver that caused the crash, charges are pending against him.”
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