EDGARD, LA (WVUE) - A party bus crash in St. John Parish left a 14-year-old in critical condition and eight others injured. The crash occurred Saturday around 4:45 pm on the 4200 block of Highway 18 in Edgard.
According to a State Police spokesperson, a pickup truck was traveling west on Highway 18. As the truck attempted to make a left turn into a private driveway, it drove into the path of a party bus traveling eastbound. The bus struck the pickup on the front passengers side. The impact caused the bus to leave the roadway and strike two parked cars.
The six individuals injured on the bus and two from the truck were transported to area hospitals. The 14-year-old, who was a passenger in the truck, was transported to LSU Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.