Car accident involving school bus in Moss Bluff - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Car accident involving school bus in Moss Bluff

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

MOSS BLUFF, LA (KPLC) - The driver of a Calcasieu Parish school bus carrying 40-50 students was involved in a two car crash Monday afternoon. Rescue crews were called to the scene near Tomahawk Drive in Moss Bluff. None of the students on board the bus were injured. One parent said when his daughter was late he began to worry.

"She's supposed to be home by3:40pm, everyday. And, I looked at my wife and she was like, it's five [minutes] to four," said Scott Bellon.

His daughter was late coming home from school because her bus was struck by another vehicle. The Calcasieu parish Sheriff's Office said it all happened because a driver ran a stop sign.

"The bus was headed west on Tomahawk Drive, and the truck was headed south on Arrowhead drive. [He] ran a stop sign. The school bus struck the Nissan on the side," said Sgt. Corey Manuel with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

The Nissan pick up that ran the stop sign ended up in the ditch, costing the driver more headache than if he would have waited in the first place. Luckily none of the kids on board where injured in the crash. Nevertheless, when parents got word of the accident, they could not help but worry.

" Panic, you know, right off the bat. With weather like this, rain and everything, we did not know how bad it was," said Bellon.

In the end, it was not bad at all. But, area bus drivers are saying, when people refuse to follow the law, it puts children at risk.

"Just be cautious. We are out there trying to pick up, or drop off the kids at school times. Just stay behind. It's not going to take that much time. You can't be in that much of a hurry,"said school bus driver, Jane Milstead.

Copyright 2010 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Texas man arrested for kidnapping of woman found bound on La. 14

    Texas man arrested for kidnapping of woman found bound on La. 14

    Friday, May 25 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-05-25 17:07:06 GMT
    Dequinta Jack (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Dequinta Jack (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
    Dequinta Jack (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Dequinta Jack (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    A Texas man has been arrested for kidnapping after a woman was found bound on Highway 14 on Thursday, according to Lt. Richard Harrell of the Lake Charles Police Department. LCPD responded to a call in reference to a woman being found bound in tape and sheets on Thursday morning at the 2700 block of Sugarloaf Road. Harrell says the investigation has revealed that the victim and suspect were acquainted with each other and stayed at a local hotel on Broad Street during the n...

    More >>

    A Texas man has been arrested for kidnapping after a woman was found bound on Highway 14 on Thursday, according to Lt. Richard Harrell of the Lake Charles Police Department. LCPD responded to a call in reference to a woman being found bound in tape and sheets on Thursday morning at the 2700 block of Sugarloaf Road. Harrell says the investigation has revealed that the victim and suspect were acquainted with each other and stayed at a local hotel on Broad Street during the n...

    More >>
  • Lake Charles Memorial Residency program helping interns become better doctors

    Lake Charles Memorial Residency program helping interns become better doctors

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:54 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:54:56 GMT

    The road to residency isn’t easy. “I round the morning see my patients,” said first year Lake Charles Memorial Residential Intern Christian LeBlanc. “I look at labs, evaluate, making sure they’re giving the right treatment, making sure we address any concerns they have overnight then we round with our attending that supervises us and making sure we’re doing everything appropriate to support our patient.”

    More >>

    The road to residency isn’t easy. “I round the morning see my patients,” said first year Lake Charles Memorial Residential Intern Christian LeBlanc. “I look at labs, evaluate, making sure they’re giving the right treatment, making sure we address any concerns they have overnight then we round with our attending that supervises us and making sure we’re doing everything appropriate to support our patient.”

    More >>
  • Two local students honored for 13 years of perfect attendance

    Two local students honored for 13 years of perfect attendance

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:05 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:05:10 GMT

    Quite an accomplishment for two high school seniors in Calcasieu Parish. Sherie Broussard and Nicholas Watts are being recognized for 13 years of  perfect attendance.  They will be honored at the June 12 regular school board meeting. Broussard is a graduate of Sam Houston High School with a 3.52 GPA. She plans to attend Sowela Technical Community College and major in Process Technology. Following graduation from Sowela, Broussard plans to continue her education at McNeese ...

    More >>

    Quite an accomplishment for two high school seniors in Calcasieu Parish. Sherie Broussard and Nicholas Watts are being recognized for 13 years of  perfect attendance.  They will be honored at the June 12 regular school board meeting. Broussard is a graduate of Sam Houston High School with a 3.52 GPA. She plans to attend Sowela Technical Community College and major in Process Technology. Following graduation from Sowela, Broussard plans to continue her education at McNeese ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly