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Feb 5, 2013 9:45 AM by AP

School bus accident sends 8 students to hospital

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say an accident involving a car and a school bus sent eight high school students to the hospital.

Officer Garry Flot says the accident happened about 6:20 p.m. Monday.

Flot says a bus from KIPP Renaissance High School was stopped at a red light when the bus was hit from behind by a car being driven by 39-year-old Ammer Gader.

Flot says eight students aboard the bus, all between the ages of 17 and 19, complained of neck and back pain. They were all taken to a hospital to be checked out. The school bus driver was not injured in the accident.

Police say Gader was cited for following to close.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

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