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Florida Driver Hit School Bus, 8-Year-Old Injured

LEHIGH ACRES (CBSMiami/AP) — An 18-year-old driver was cited after he reportedly hit a school bus on the first day of school, injuring a second-grader.

David McChesney Hughes is accused of running a stop sign Monday morning and smashing into the bus. The crash left the front of the truck mangled and the school bus in a ditch.

Hughes received a citation for failure to stop.

The Florida Highway Patrol said an 8-year-old boy suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital as a precaution. The bus driver, Lattisa Teteria Perry-Bro, also suffered minor injuries.

There were five students were on the bus heading to Gateway Elementary School. Four of the five students were wearing seatbelts.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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