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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

NOPD is Investigating RTA Bus Crash in Algiers

July 17, 2013

(July 17, 2013)NOPD investigating a five vehicle accident that left a total of 16 people injured, 11 transported to the hospital and 3 with moderate injuries. The accident occurred at the intersection of Behrman Highway and Behrman Place at approximately 4:00 P.M.

The operator of the RTA bus entered the roadway from Behrman Place when a Commercial Utility semi collided with the bus. After the Utility truck crashed into the bus it burst into flames, both occupants of the truck were able to escape with minor injuries.  A total of sixteen people were injured with eleven passengers aboard the bus were transported to the hospital three of which are reported to having moderate injuries. The injuries appear to be non-life threatening. Behrman Highway remains to be closed until the debris and wreckage is completely cleared.

The Commercial Utility semi was carrying dirt and water.

Hazmat was on scene as a precaution.

No citations have been issued at this time and the accident remains under investigation.



Officer Frank B. Robertson, III

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Last updated: 7/18/2013 11:24:27 AM

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