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17 Students Injured in Kentucky School Bus Crash


At least 17 students and two adults were injured Tuesday in a crash involving a Kentucky school bus.

Details of the Kentucky School Bus Crash

According to WKYT, the crash occurred around 8:30 am at the intersection of Blue Lick Road and White Oak Park in Louisville, Kentucky.

41 students were aboard the bus at the time of the accident. They were being transported to Fairdale Elementary and Coral Ridge Elementary. While early reports suggested no injuries, updated information from officials said 18 students and two adults were transported to the hospital with minor to moderate injuries.

The cause of the school bus crash remains under investigation.

School Transportation Accident Statistics

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 1,344 people killed in school-transportation-related crashes recorded between 2004 and 2013. This averages to 134 fatalities per year.
  • Of the 1,344 fatalities, only 8 percent were occupants of school transportation vehicles.
  • Most (71%) of the people who lost their lives in these crashes were occupants of other vehicles involved in the crashes.
  • Nonoccupants, including pedestrians, bicyclists, etc., accounted for 21 percent of the fatalities.
  • Among the 106 occupants killed in school transportation vehicles between 2004 and 2013, 45 were drivers and 61 were passengers.

Contact an Experienced School Bus Accident Attorney

At Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys, we have the experience and resources to handle your child’s case. If your child has been injured in a school bus accident, contact our offices. Our experienced bus accident lawyers are available 24/7, nights and weekends, and can provide you with a free case review.

 

 

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