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Sep 13, 2013 11:09 AM by AP, PHOTO: MGN ONLINE

School bus accident sends 7 to hospital

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A school bus accident in Shreveport sent seven to the hospital, including five Summerfield Elementary students.

The Times reports fire and police responded the accident at 7:29 a.m. Friday on Mansfield Road involving a school bus and car.

Police say the female driver of a car traveling northbound struck the bus head-on while in the wrong lane of traffic.

Officials say the driver of the car suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to LSU Hospital.

Five children and the bus drivers suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to Willis Knighton North and South hospitals.

Police say there were 33 students on the bus at the time of the accident.

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