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Update: Elderly Woman in Critical Condition After RCTC Bus Crash, Charges Possible

Posted at: 03/20/2013 12:41 PM
Updated at: 03/20/2013 10:07 PM
By: James Wilcox

(ABC 6 NEWS) - A Heartland Tour bus carrying the RCTC baseball team collided with a car in Saint Petersburg, Florida. An elderly woman is in critical condition, and the driver of the bus could face charges.

Police say they have video evidence from one of the red light cameras at the intersection indicating the bus ran a red light prior to entering the intersection and colliding with the woman's car.

Everyone on the Heartland bus, which is based out of Rochester, is alright. The 74-year-old woman who was driving the car has life-threatening injuries. Police say she died at the hospital, but was revived. Her 48-year-old passenger was also seriously injured, but is expected to survive.

Police say any traffic charges in the crash remain "pending" until the investigation is completed. The driver of the bus is from Viola, just outside of Rochester.

The 33-year-old bus driver's police record shows he has been cited four times for speeding and once for not wearing a seatbelt. Officials with Hartland Tours, the company that operates the tour bus, declined to comment citing the on-going investigation.

The team was on a spring break trip and headed to a baseball tournament in Florida. They posted a comment on their Facebook page saying they are shaken up and praying for the people who were inside the car.