School bus crash sends 14 students to hospital in LaPlace

Published: May. 5, 2017 at 8:36 PM CDT|Updated: May. 8, 2017 at 5:04 PM CDT
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LAPLACE, LA (WVUE) - A school bus crash sent 14 students to the hospital in LaPlace on Friday.

The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the accident that happened around 2:30 p.m. Deputies said it involved the bus and a pickup truck in the 1700 block of St. Andrew's Blvd.

Emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene to treat the 28 students that were on the bus.

All 14 children who were taken to the hospital suffered minor injuries, according to the sheriff's office. The driver also suffered minor injuries.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado truck driven by Paul Matar, 46, of LaPlace, was traveling eastbound on St. Andrew's Boulevard when it rear-ended the bus as it was preparing to stop for some children to exit the bus. Matar was cited for following too close.

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