One injured in Arkansas school bus accident

INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – Arkansas State Police worked a school bus accident on Highway 25 in Independence County.

According to Arkansas State Police, a Cedar Ridge school bus was traveling east Tuesday afternoon. The bus apparently crossed the center line, ran off the road and into a ditch at 9120 Hwy 25 near the Cord area.

One female was injured in the accident and transported to a local hospital, but authorities have not released word on the extent of her injuries. Nine students in total were on board at the time of the accident.

The driver of the bus, Edward Hamilton, was not injured and was wearing his seat belt.

Copyright 2011 KAIT. All rights reserved.