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12 injured after boy driving truck slams into city bus

By Mason White 8:04 PM August 10, 2013
The damaged bus 

By: Sarah Weiss
Twelve people were injured when a boy, who was driving a truck, slammed into a city bus packed with passengers, according to emergency workers in Louisiana.

Of the twelve people who were injured, three of them are in critical condition. The incident occurred on Friday night between a pickup truck and a Sportran city bus.

It happened on the 4100 block of Greenwood Road around 9:40 pm, police said.

According to police, the driver of a Dodge pickup truck ran a stop sign at Golf Links Boulevard. The bus driver could not shift in time to avoid a collision.

Witnesses and police said that the driver of the truck is a 13-year-old boy.
Shreveport Assistant Fire Chief Scott Wolverton said he had to be pulled from the truck, and he was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

Two people on the bus, the driver and a person that had been seated in the front, were also injured and taken to a local hospital with critical head injuries. Wolverton said that nine other passengers were taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

Wolverton said that many of those who were injured complained of head, neck and back pain.
There were 24 people on the bus, in total. Those who were not wounded were picked up by another Sportran city bus.
The pickup truck was totaled.