UPDATE: A 21-year-old bus driver has been ticketed with careless driving for the accident at Epcot.
We just learned from @FHPOrlando the driver of the @WaltDisneyWorld bus that crashed into another bus this morning in the #Epcot parking lot is 21-year-old Jacob Buettner. Troopers say Buettner was ticketed for careless driving. More on @WFTV at 4pm/5pm. https://t.co/ss9aa9vRmT
— Lauren Seabrook (@LSeabrookWFTV) December 11, 2018
Fifteen Disney World guests were taken to the hospital after a bus crash in the auto plaza at Epcot. Details on the incident are limited at this time, but it appears one Disney bus rear-ended another Disney transportation bus.
All of the injuries suffered in the crash were believed to be minor. A total of 51 guests were riding at the time of the crash.
A bus collided with another bus at the EPCOT entrance. Lots of fire department and saw a Ambulance being loaded. pic.twitter.com/kcckUSUG0j
— Hastin (@hastin) December 11, 2018
Although the photos don’t show too much, you can see the windshield of the second bus is shattered.
WFTV released a statement from Disney:
“(There is) nothing more important than safety of guests and cast members. Currently, (we are) focused on the well-being of those involved.”
Thankfully, no one was seriously injured in this accident.