Fiery head-on bus crash injures 11 near Disney World

Eleven people were hospitalized Saturday evening after an SUV traveling on the wrong side of the road crashed into a charter bus near Walt Disney World, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The fiery crash happened shortly before 6:45 p.m. not far from Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Sgt. Kim Montes said.

“The crash involves an Isuzu SUV that was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Sherbeth Road,” Montes said. “The vehicles collided head-on and both caught fire.”

Two adults riding in the SUV were flown to Osceola Regional Medical Center, and a child in the vehicle was brought to the hospital by ambulance, Montes said.

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According to the highway patrol, charges are pending for the driver of the SUV.

Eight of the 16 people aboard the bus were brought to Florida Hospital Celebration Health for treatment, said Assistant Chief Bo Jones of the Reedy Creek Fire Department.

Sherberth Road was closed as crews cleaned a fuel leak.

The bus is owned by Super Transportation of Florida LLC. officials said.

Check back with WFTV for updates on this developing story.