1 Child Dead, 29 Injured in Kentucky School Bus Rollover Accident

05/17/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Carlisle County, KY — A school bus overturned, killing one student Monday afternoon, May 16, 2011, while the students were on their way back from a field trip. The school bus accident occurred around 1:40 p.m., on U.S. 62 near Cunningham, reported KFVS.

According to Kentucky State Police, the school bus was transporting 30 first and second graders and five or six adults back to school from a field trip, when the bus drove off the right side of U.S. 62. The bus driver over corrected and went onto the other side of the road and overturned in a ditch.

One student, identified as Logan Simpson of Kirbyton was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Twelve others were rushed to Western Baptist Hospital for treatment of injuries. Eleven of the injured students were between the ages of seven and eight. One 28-year-old adult was also rushed to Western Baptist for treatment. The injuries included bumps, bruises and some fractures. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

Another six or seven patients were taken to Lourdes Hospital.

The bus driver was airlifted to a Cape Girardeau hospital, and an adult chaperone was airlifted to a Memphis hospital.

Officials reported that the bus driver swerved to miss a deer.

The Kentucky State Police are still investigating.

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