UPDATE: Alexandria city bus in accident Friday, four passengers treated at hospital

An Alexandria city bus was involved in an accident about 3 p.m. Friday, April 9.

The accident occurred near Fourth and Jackson streets in front of the Alexander Fulton Hotel.

The Alexandria Police Department’s police report indicates the following:

Thomas Sanson Jr. of Trout, the bus driver, said he was traveling east on Fourth Street in the left lane when a 2007 Mercury, driven by Walter Becnel of Norco,  tried to make a left turn from the right lane and turned in front of the bus. Sanson said he was unable to stop in enough time to avoid the crash.

Meanwhile, Becnel said he was not aware that he was traveling on a one-way street. He said he tried to make the left turn from the left lane  into a private lot.

About 18 passengers were on the bus at the time of the accident. Gaynell Becnel, a passenger in Becnel’s vehicle, refused aid at the scene. At least four of the bus’ passengers were treated at Rapides Regional Medical Center

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