State Police investigate school bus accident in Moss Bluff

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Louisiana State Police report an accident happened Tuesday morning between a school bus and a pickup truck in Moss Bluff.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 378 and North Perkins Ferry Road.

Officials say the bus was traveling west on 378 while a Dodge truck was traveling eastbound.

The driver of the Dodge truck, 76-year-old Lawrence Briscoe of Westlake, reportedly turned left in front of the bus. The bus then struck the truck.

Two other vehicles stopped at the red light on North Perkins Ferry Road sustained minor damage. The truck struck one of them and debris from the accident struck another.

Briscoe was cited with failure to yield when making a turn at an intersection.

No students were on the bus at the time, and the driver suffered only minor injuries.

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