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Cameras reveal tour bus driver ran red light in St Pete crash

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Two people were seriously injured Wednesday when a tour bus ran a red light and collided with a car in St. Petersburg.

The crash happened around 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of 22nd Avenue and 34th Street South. 

Investigators said cameras at the intersection showed the driver of the bus, David Watkins, 33, running a red light while Virginia Frazier, 74, was attempting to make a left turn when the tour bus collided with her car.

Frazier and a passenger in the car, Eduardo Arana, 48, sustained injuries and were transported to a nearby medical center. Frazier was in critical condition, Wednesday afternoon.

The Hartland Tour Bus was transporting players and coaches of the baseball team from the Rochester Community and Technical College in Minnesota. The team was on a spring break trip and headed to a baseball tournament at Walter Fuller Park. They were scheduled to play a 12-game series.

"Baseball right now doesn't mean anything right now. It's a matter of what's going to be best for our guys and best for everybody else involved," said Steve Hucke, Rochester Community & Technical College Head Baseball Coach.

"This is kind of playing a waiting game right now and I kind of need to assess my team and see where they are from a mental standpoint and see if we want to continue to play today or if we want to go back and just relax."

There was also a dog in the car at the time of the accident. Police say the dog had minor injuries.  No one on the tour bus was injured.

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