13-year-old driver hits transit bus in La., injuring 12

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SHREVEPORT, La. Police say a 13-year-old boy driving a pickup truck ran a stop sign and then cut off a city bus in Shreveport, La., causing a collision that left him and 12 others injured, some seriously.

At least two people remain hospitalized after the Friday night crash. The boy driver of the truck and 41-year-old bus driver Jenet Howell were in fair condition Saturday afternoon at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport.

Shreveport Assistant Fire Chief Scott Wolverton says Howell and a passenger near the front of the bus suffered head injuries. Nine others were taken to hospitals with less severe injuries.

Shreveport police spokesman Cpl. Marcus Hines says the boy will likely face juvenile charges of driving without a license, running a stop sign and reckless driving.

The bus had 24 passengers.


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