Fifteen students suffered minor injuries and a driver was air-lifted to a local hospital after his car struck a school bus Tuesday morning in Denham Springs.
The head-on collision occurred around 8 a.m., on Brown Road at Brandon Road, according to Lori Steele, spokeswoman for the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Livingston Parish Schools Superintendent John Watson said at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday that all 15 students had been released from a hospital.
The school bus was carrying 31 students to Juban Parc Elementary, about a quarter mile from where the wreck occurred, Watson said. Fifteen students sustained injuries Watson described as “moderate at worst.” The students were “shaken up and understandably so,” he said.
Watson said the crash occurred when the driver of the other vehicle crossed the center line on the two-way street and crashed into the bus.
The students who weren’t injured, Watson said, were taken to school on another bus.
The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident. No other details, including the name the driver in the car that collided with the bus, were available Tuesday.
However, Sheriff’s spokeswoman Lori Steele said the driver of the car was in stable condition Tuesday evening.
This is the scene of the school bus crash in Livingston. pic.twitter.com/zjLeiJyuC5— Samantha Morgan (@SamanthaCMorgan) February 3, 2015