School Bus Collision Leaves Brooksville Man in Critical Condition

School Bus Accident

BROOKSVILLE – A Brooksville man was airlifted to the Bayonet Point Medical Center after colliding with a Hernando County school bus early Tuesday morning.

It was just after 6:00 am when Willamena Parrot Bates had just picked up her first student and was driving away from the stop at Mondon Hill Road and Weatherly Road when a 1992 Saturn came up behind her at a much faster speed.

The driver of the Saturn did not slow down or stop as it came up on the bus and collided into the rear of the bus according to Florida Highway Patrol.


The Saturn driver, who has not yet been identified pending next of kin notification, was airlifted to the Bayonet Point Medical Center in critical condition.

Luckily, Bates and the one student were not injured in the accident.