SATSUMA -- An 18-wheeler hit a school bus Friday on Florida Boulevard near Satsuma Road, sending one student to the hospital and leaving the rig in flames, according to Louisiana State Police. 

The accident occurred around 7:40 a.m., according to reports.

Only three children were on the bus at the time of the accident, according to Livingston Parish school Transportation Supervisor Jeff Frizell.

"We know the driver had to stop to pick up kids on Florida Boulevard and had her stop signs out when the 18-wheeler hit the bus from behind," he said. 

Drivers of both vehicles walked away, Frizell said.

The bus driver's name was not released. She responded immediately and removed the children from the bus, according to Delia Taylor, spokesperson for Livingston Parish public schools. 

The bus driver was at the start of her daily route when the accident occurred, according to Taylor.

"She had stopped to pick up a child along the route and was walking to the bus with his parent when the accident occurred," she said.

One passenger was sent to Our Lady of the Lake-Livingston for examination. The other two passengers were sent home with their parents, Taylor said.

The truck was not carrying hazardous materials.

"We were very fortunate and very blessed that everyone was able to walk away from it," Taylor said.

Firefighters from Districts 4, 6 and 7 worked the accident, along with State Poiice and the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office.

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