JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville boy was critically wounded after police say he fell out of his moving school bus.
The Florida Highway Patrol says charges are pending further investigation after the Holiday Hill Elementary School student fell out of a school bus rear door and hit his head on the pavement.
Ian Flores, 11, was taken to UF and Shands Hospital in critical condition. The incident happened around 3:45 p.m. near University Boulevard and Cruz Road.
FHP says the bus driver, Vincent Taylor, 78, was driving south on University Boulevard when he and Anita Roberson, 53, an attendant onboard, heard the emergency exit buzzer blaring. Police say they saw the rear door open and watched Flores fall out and hit his head on the pavement. FHP investigators estimate the bus was traveling between 15 and 20 miles per hour at the time of the incident.
Investigators say eight students were on the bus at the time.