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Bus carrying football players involved in crash with Crowley police unit Friday night

The crash happened Nov. 1 on N. Parkerson Ave.
Crowley Police unit
Posted at 2:46 PM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 15:46:14-05

No one was injured Friday night in Crowley when a school bus carrying Notre Dame High School football players crashed into its police escort. Minutes later, two more Crowley Police cars crashed into each other while responding to the scene.

According to officials, three buses carrying members of the Notre Dame High football team were returning from a game at Gardiner Memorial Stadium when the crash occurred.

Information about the crash was shared with the Crowley Post-Signal.

The buses, returning to Notre Dame High School, turned from Northern Avenue onto North Parkerson with police escort. The first bus then turned left onto Ninth Street, but the other two continued to Eighth Street.

A police officer escorting the buses believed that the other buses were turning onto Ninth Street, like the first bus, and pulled in front of them.

The police unit was struck on the driver side.

Officers say that no injuries were reported and that the officer had to be removed from the vehicle. He was taken to a hospital for observation.

After this crash happened, two other police cars crashed responding to it. Police say that those two police cars were traveling south on North Parkerson when the unit in front, for unknown reasons, came to an abrupt stop.

The second unit then rear-ended the first unit. Both units were damaged but police say neither of the officers were injured.

Chief Jimmy Broussard tells the Crowley Post-Signal that two of the cars had dash cams, but one didn't. The investigation is continuing.