Pickup Truck Crashes Into School Bus, One Child Injured
When it comes to driving, age and experience can make all the difference. Because teen drivers have less experience and tend to act impulsively, they are at greater risk of getting into an accident. Such an accident happened last week when a teen driver hit a school bus that has left one second-grader injured.
CBS Local in Miami reports that on Monday, August 12th, the first day of classes, the school bus was transporting students to Gateway Elementary School in Lehigh Acres. The bus was hit by David McChesney Hughes, 18, when he allegedly ran a stop sign with his pickup truck. During the collision, the pickup truck pushed the school bus into a nearby ditch.
In a statement, the Florida Highway Patrol said that at the time of the accident, there were five elementary school children on board the school bus. One of the children suffered minor injuries in the incident. Authorities say that an 8-year-old boy was taken to an area hospital for treatment as a precaution.
The bus driver, Lattisa Teteria Perry-Bro, also suffered minor injuries. Both the boy and the bus driver are expected to make a full recovery.
Investigators say that four of the five children on the bus were wearing seat belts when the crash occurred.
McChesney Hughes has been cited for failure to stop.