Mar 29, 2011 8:20 PM by Melissa Hawkes

Details Released About Milton School Bus Accident

A new report from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office sheds light on what happened seconds before a school bus accident ,which claimed the life of a six year-old.
Milton Elementary Kindergartener, Lederion Miller, was trying to board the bus a few weeks ago when something went terribly wrong. He was dragged twenty feet before the bus came to a stop.
The crash report said bus driver, Harold Thibeaux, was distracted as Lederion and his cousin were boarding the bus.
According to the report, Thibeaux said he saw Lederion and his cousin running up to the school bus, just as he was pulling up to stop. Lederion's cousin boarded the bus, but Lederion did not.
Investigators still haven't discovered exactly how Lederion got caught on the outside of the bus, but the report said his aunt heard screams, so she looked outside her window and saw her nephew being dragged.
He somehow broke free after twenty feet. An additional report from the sheriff's office said the buses right front tire ran over Lederion, which crushed the left side of his body.
After being rushed to the hospital he died an hour after the accident.
There were 19 students on board the bus that morning. A five year-old child saw Lederion's red jacket stuck in the door, but according to the report he was the only witness who saw anything.
At this time--no citations or charges have been filed against the bus driver.


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