Driver cited for early morning school bus crash in Iberia Parish

Photo Credit: Corwin Hall/KLFY

Three students suffered minor injuries and a school bus driver was ticketed after a crash in Iberia Parish Monday morning, according to the Louisiana State Police.

Police spokesperson Brooks David said the incident happened just after 6 a.m. on LA 88 near New Horizon Drive.

The superintendent of Iberia Parish public schools says wet roads and muddy conditions are what caused a school bus accident Monday morning.

“So we did have some flooding this morning so it made it difficult for some of the children and employees to get to school this morning. The slippery muddy conditions may have contributed to the bus slipping into the ditch,” Superintendent Dale Henderson told KLFY’s Carly Laing.

Iberia Parish School Bus 111 slid off the roadway, went into a ditch, and then hit a small patch of trees.

The bus was transporting students to Anderson Middle School at the time of the incident, according to Henderson.

Nine students were on the bus at the time and three were taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Henderson said the bus driver was ticketed for careless operation of a motor vehicle and given a routine drug and alcohol test.

The bus was a newer model with special padding for safety. That played a big role in keeping the children safe, according to the superintendent.

 

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