Truck Crashes Into School Bus on First Day of School, 1 Child Injured

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Lehigh Acres (WFTX)—A child in Florida was injured after a truck crashed into a school bus on the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 12, troopers said.

It happened just before 8 Lehigh Acres, at the intersection of Eisenhower Boulevard and Grant Boulevard.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, the bus was headed east on Eisenhower when a pickup truck on Grant ran a stop sign and crashed into the left side of the bus.

There were five children on the bus en route to Gateway Elementary. One 8-year-old student sustained a minor injury and was taken to Health Park as a precaution. The bus driver had a minor knee injury, but was not taken to the hospital.

The pickup truck’s driver, 18-year-old David Hughes of Lehigh Acres, will be cited for the crash.

The roads are all clear in the area.

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