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Fmr Fla Congressman involved in bus crash

A former Florida Congressman is facing a fine of about 260-dollars, after crashing into an Orlando bus over the weekend. As Sascha Cordner reports, the wreck left three people injured.

On his way to a campaign fundraising lunch, authorities say former U-S Representative Alan Grayson ran a red light in his Mercedes Benz, and crashed into a Lynx bus at around noon on Saturday.

Grayson and his passenger were unhurt in the incident, but three people on the bus were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The bus and Grayson’s car suffered significant damage. 

Grayson said he was unsure what color the light was at the time of the crash, but Orlando Police say a witness later came forward to confirm that the light was red, and Grayson was charged with running a red light.

Grayson could also face a civil suit from the bus passengers who suffered minor injuries.

Grayson is running as the Democratic Congressional nominee for Florida’s 8th district, a post he held for one-term in 2008.

Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.