18 Injured in Petal School Bus Wreck

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Seventeen elementary school students, plus the driver of a car, received minor injuries in a school bus accident in Petal Monday.

Petal Police Department employee Heather Shoemake says a car hit a school bus about 6:45 a.m. at West Central Avenue and Stevens Street.

Officials at Forrest General Hospital say 17 students and the car driver were brought to the hospital in Hattiesburg and believed to be in good condition.

School district officials say the bus was carrying students from more than one school.