May 11, 2013

Kentucky School Bus Crash Injures Students

A school bus transporting a high school girls softball team crashed Friday in western Kentucky,
injuring a number of students.

The accident took place on U.S. 60 just before 5 pm CDT, in Livingston County. Reportedly, 28 people were on the bus when the accident occurred.

State Police Trooper Richie Wright said the bus ran off the shoulder of the road before swerving to the other side and eventually rolling over on its side.

According to Wright, 25 of the 28 people were taken to local hospitals, although none had life threatening injuries. It wasn't clear why one person had to be airlifted from the scene of the accident, although Wright said it wasn't due to serious injuries. Perhaps is was an existing medical condition. Wrights comments point to the possibility or running out of resources to take the patients to the hospital.

"When you have 25 injured, that takes a lot of resources from a lot of counties," Wright said. "By the time they had that many patients, they needed the helicopter to take one to the hospital."

Emergency tools had to be used to extricate passengers from the bus.

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