According to MetroSafe, a Jefferson County Public School Bus was involved in an accident on South Park Road, with 18 students on board.
It was reported that a school bus with a bus number of 1240 was involved in the crash. Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman, Dwight Mitchell reported that the bus was traveling west on South Park Road. Then the driver of a Ford Focus, who was driving east, drifted out of its lane and struck the bus head-on.
According to JCPS director of transportation, Randy Frantz, the school bus was transporting 40 students. He also added that the bus was going to Fairdale and Coral Ridge Elementary Schools at the time of the accident.
Multiple injuries were reported as a result this accident. Frantz said 18 of those students that were injured were taken to Norton Children’s Hospital. They were reported to have sustained minor injuries. They may have had neck, back, hip and limps injuries. The other students on-board were transferred to another bus and were transported to school.
Frantz also stated that the bus driver appeared to be OK after the crash
According to dispatchers, two adults in a second vehicle have minor to moderate injuries. It was not reported if they were taken to the Hhospital.
Dr. Brian Elias, from The Accident and Injury Team, comments on this crash. “It’s tragic whenever you see an accident that involves children especially when they are injured and not accompanied by their parents. We hope that everyone involved in this accident has a speedy recovery.”
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