School bus catches fire following accident in Pearl River County - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

School bus catches fire following accident in Pearl River County

Driver injured as school bus catches fire on Highway 11 (Photo Source: Amy O'Shaughnessy) Driver injured as school bus catches fire on Highway 11 (Photo Source: Amy O'Shaughnessy)
(Photo source: Jena Murphy) (Photo source: Jena Murphy)
PEARL RIVER COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to an accident on Highway 11 near Picayune Street in Carriere at 6:42 Monday morning. Cpl. Benjamin Seibert told WLOX News the school bus made a right turn onto Highway 11 and hit the left front side of a truck. 

All four students and two adults on board were able to get out of the bus through the back emergency exit. It wasn't until after they evacuated that the engine caught fire. A WLOX viewer shared a picture from the scene showing the flames shooting from one end of the bus. 

According to Highway Patrol, the bus driver and one student were taken to a nearby hospital just as a precaution. There were no major injuries. The fire has been put out and the accident is clear.

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