Truck driver cited after crashing into school bus on 1st day of school
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — Troopers said one student was injured in a school bus crash on the first day of school Monday, Aug. 12 in Lehigh Acres, Florida.
It happened just before 8 a.m. at the intersection of Eisenhower Boulevard and Grant Boulevard.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the bus was headed east on Eisenhower when the driver of 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 School. 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, David Hughes, 18, of Lehigh Acres, was cited for the crash.