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Lafayette Parish School Bus Accident
Monday, March 5, 2012
A Lafayette Parish School Bus transporting 21 Carencro Heights Students was involved in a minor collision late Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported, the bus reportedly was struck by a Dodge pickup truck in the 100 block of Kidder Road near LA 1252, the driver of the truck has been cited for expired driver’s license and the investigation continues into the actual cause of the accident. Additional charges are possible as Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Deputies obtain witness statements and continue the investigation into the crash. There were no obvious violations by the bus driver in the crash. Most of the children were picked up at the scene by their parents prior to deputies releasing the bus which was drivable after the crash.