No students reported hurt in bus, car wreck
Car leaving charter school pulls in front of bus
There were no apparent injuries Friday morning when a Union Parish School System bus carrying approximately 20 students struck a car that turned in front of the bus on Louisiana 2.
Farmerville Police Department received a call shortly after 7 a.m. reporting the accident, that occurred in front of D’Arbonne Woods Charter School’s elementary campus, 1002 Louisiana 2.
The scene indicated the bus was headed east on Louisiana 2 when the car pulled out of the school’s parking lot, attempting a left – or westerly turn – onto the highway.
Lynn Kenley, transportation and maintenance supervisor, said approximately 20 students were on the bus when the accident occurred.
“The bus had dropped students at the elementary camps and was headed to make its final drop at the junior high when the (car) pulled out in front of them,” Kenley said.
The students – none apparently injured – were loaded onto another bus and taken to Union General Hospital for further examination.
“That’s our standard procedure when students are on a bus involved in an accident,” Kenley said.
The school system is contacts with the charter school to provide transportation services.
No information is yet available about the identity of the female driver of the car that caused the wreck or whether she has been issued any citations.
Traffic in both directions on Louisiana was blocked for approximately 30 minutes following the wreck.
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