EBR school bus driver ticketed for accident that sent 9 kids to hospital

EBR school bus driver ticketed for accident that sent 9 kids to hospital
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 12:54pm

Traffic accident involving EBR School bus at Florida Blvd and Flannery intersection happned around 8:00 a.m. this morning. The school bus was traveling west bound on Florida Blvd and attempted to make a left turn onto Flannery. A Dodge Ram pick-up truck traveling east bound on Florida struck bus.

36 kids were on the bus, and 9 were transported to a local hospital with non life threatening injures.

The bus driver, Bridget Gage, 60, of Baton Rouge was ticketed for Failure to Yield left turn.

The pick-up truck was towed due to damage, and the bus was in drivable condition. However, a second bus was called to take kids to school.

 

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