1 Killed, 27 Injured in School Bus Accident
A school bus carrying first and second graders crashed on a Kentucky highway Monday afternoon while returning from a field trip. One child died in the bus accident and 27 other people were injured. There were a total of 30 students and 5-6 adults on the bus at the time of the accident.
According to state troopers arriving at the scene, the bus swerved to avoid hitting a deer. This caused the school bus to veer off the right side of the highway. After overcorrecting, it crossed onto the oncoming traffic lane and overturned in a ditch.
One student was pronounced dead at the scene. The bus driver was air lifted to a nearby hospital, and one of the adults on the bus was air lifted to another hospital in the area. There were 21 other people taken to local hospitals for treatment. Many of them were students between the ages of 7 and 8.
By 10 pm Monday evening, all of the children had been discharged from the hospital. Many had bumps and bruises, and a few even had broken bones. However, none appear to be seriously injured. There is no word on the condition of several of the adults who suffered injuries during the bus accident.
While there were multiple buses returning from the field trip, only one was involved in the crash. Kentucky State Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident.
If you have been injured in a bus accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. These claims are very complex and often involve multiple parties. It is important to work with an experienced bus accident lawyer in your area who can help ensure that your claim is handled properly.