Ten children brought to hospitals after bus collides with SUV

Ten children were brought to local hospitals Wednesday evening after a sport-utility vehicle that ran a stop sign collided with the school bus in which they rode.

About 4:30 p.m., a Volkswagen SUV on Gravier Street tried to cross South Broad Street when it hit the bus, said officer Frank Robertson, a New Orleans Police Department spokesman.

The bus carried 23 students from Lafayette Academy Charter School, said Mickey Landry, executive director of the Choice Foundation, which operates the school.

The students who went to the hospitals were brought there mainly for precautionary measure, Landry said. The bus driver was also brought to a local hospital after complaining of neck injuries, Robertson said.

None of the injuries were serious, Landry said.

The driver of the SUV was cited for improper starting, Robertson said.