UPDATE: Suspects In Custody After Wellington School Bus Crash, 2 Still On Loose
BMW Crashes Into School Bus After Suspicious Incident At Wellington Bank
Update from PBSO – 8/12/22:
PBSO investigators say that a gold 2018 BMW 530I was westbound on Aero Club Dr. after being involved in another incident. Upon sight of law enforcement, the BMW sped up to a high rate of speed.
A school bus was eastbound on Aero Club Dr., turning north onto Cedar Bluff Pl. Due to the speed of the BMW, and the curve of the roadway, the bus driver was unable to see the BMW prior to turning.
The BMW struck the rear passenger side of the bus (directly behind the rear wheels) causing the BMW to rotate clockwise, coming to rest on the northeast corner of the intersection, facing northeast. The bus was rotated clockwise and continued off the roadway into hedges. The bus came to rest partially off the roadway, facing northeast.
The driver of the BMW and rear passenger (driver side) fled the scene. The front passenger was pinned in the front seat and sustained minor injuries. The rear passenger (passenger side) sustained serious injuries.
One child on the bus sutained minor injuries.
Update from PBSO – 8/11/22:
After further investigation, detectives learned shortly before the crash occurred, at 2:00 pm, a male walked into the local bank and attempted to make a fraudulent withdrawal under a fictitious name. While inside the bank, bank personnel became suspicious of the male suspect and called 911. The male suspect began to get nervous and walked out of the bank to an awaiting gold BMW which was believed to be occupied by four individuals. Bank personnel witnessed the vehicle leave the area at a high rate of speed.
After the crash occurred two occupants inside the vehicle fled the scene and two occupants stayed behind one of which is the suspect who attempted to make the fraudulent withdrawal. Both occupants were transported to a local hospital.
Boca Post has identified one of the suspects as David Daniels from the Orlando area.
Daniels has been charged with F.S.S. 817.568 (2)(a) Criminal Use of Personal Identification, 812.014(2)(c)(1) Grand Theft, 817.60 (6)(a) Forgery of a Credit Card(6 counts), 322.212 Unauthorized Possession of a DL(4 Counts).
This investigation is still active and ongoing.
Originally reported by Boca Post
BOCA RATON, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — PBSO tells Boca Post that a BMW crashed into the back of a Palm Beach County School bus in Wellington this afternoon.
PBSO says four children were on the bus when the accident occurred near the intersection of Cedar Bluff Place and Aero Club Drive at approximately 2:14 PM on Thursday afternoon.
Deputies are on the scene investigating but say the BMW was driving at a high rate of speed when the accident occurred.
Just yesterday, Boca Post reported on another school bus accident that occurred on the first day back at school in the Lake Worth Beach area.
MVC on Aeroclub drive involving a school bus. 4 students and the driver were on board. None of the occupants of the bus required transport. Family members of those involved have been notified. School administration and PBSO are on the scene investigating.
This is a developing story. We will update you here with more information as it becomes available.