School Bus Tips Over, Injuring 11 Children and Bus Driver

class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-42761″ src=”” alt=”schoolbuswreck” width=”500″ height=”324″ />A muddy highway causes a Rapides Parish school bus accident early this morning on Highway 121 today.

Authorities say eleven children and the driver suffered minor to moderate injuries and were taken to the hospital. The children ranged in age from five to 15.

State Police say the school bus driver, 33-year-old Jake Lawson of Boyce drove over a hill and encountered a mud-covered highway. He lost control and the bus flipped on its side.

The parish school superintendent says the bus driver did a great job to make sure no one was badly injured. The superintendent says trucks entering and leaving a nearby landfill likely made the highway muddy.

KLAX ABC 31 News 2/25/15