Dump truck crashed into school bus on U.S. 460 in Pikeville KY; 30 injured

Legal News for Kentucky Personal Injury Attorneys. Twenty-nine students were taken to the hospital after the school bus they were riding in was hit by a dump truck.

Kentucky personal injury attorney alerts- Bus crash involving dump truck caused 30 people to suffer injuries, according to KSP officials.

Pike County, KY—A motor vehicle collision (MVC) involving a school bus and a dump truck resulted in the hospitalization of 30 people, including 29 students, on Monday, March 22, 2010. The bus crash occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. in Pikeville, Kentucky, according to information provided by Kentucky.com.

Kentucky State Police (KSP) officials reported Kendall Slusher was traveling westbound on U.S. Route 460 in a gravel truck when he lost control of the city vehicle for unknown reasons. Upon doing so, the dump truck allegedly veered across the center line, subsequently striking an eastbound school bus, driven by 65-year-old Peggy Childers, on the driver’s side. Rainy weather conditions were reported at the same time as the motor vehicle accident happened.

Emergency medical services (EMS) crews responded to the scene to transport those injured in the bus-involved wreck to area hospitals for treatment. Rescue personnel reportedly had to use hydraulic tools to extricate a 5-year-old girl from the damaged school bus. Of the 45 students aboard the bus at the time, 12 were taken to Pikeville Medical Center via ambulance. Parents apparently transported an additional 17 students to the hospital as well, though injuries sustained by the students were deemed to be non-life threatening. Childers, a Pike County bus driver of 15 years, suffered serious leg injuries and was transported to a hospital in Lexington to be treated by doctors and nurses. Slusher was not hurt. It was not stated if any citations were issued with regard to the school bus-involved collision, though investigations are expected to continue.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Kentucky Bus Accident Lawyers.

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