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Injuries reported in school bus crash in east AL

Photos submitted by: Bob Beason Photos submitted by: Bob Beason
Photos submitted by Bob Beason Photos submitted by Bob Beason
Photos submitted by Bob Beason Photos submitted by Bob Beason
Photos submitted by Bob Beason Photos submitted by Bob Beason

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LADONIA, AL (WTVM) -  A Russell County man is recovering after witnesses say the driver of a Nissan pick-up collided with a school bus on Highway 80 in Ladonia, AL near Woodland Dr. The collision resulted in a three-car crash.

The Phenix City Police Department says 46-year-old Kevin Lawhorn  was the driver of the pick-up.

We are told the accident occurred around 3:00 p.m. CST  in front of Ladonia Elementary School in east Alabama.  Police say the Nissan truck hit the school bus head on, the impact forced the truck to slam into a car.

A viewer submitted the above photos. The photos show emergency crews using the jaws-of-life to rescue the driver of a light blue pick-up truck.

Dr. William Green, superintendent of Russell County Schools, says no child was seriously injured,  five were taken to the hospital for minor injuries. 

Dr. Green says 22 students were on the bus at the time of the accident.  Dr. Green adds, the school bus driver is still a little shaken up.

Lawhorn, was taken to the hospital for unknown injuries. We are told he is listed in unsatisfactory condition. He was issued a citation for driving with a suspended license.

There were no injuries reported in the third car.

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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