Students Hospitalized After Bus Crash

It was a scary ride to school on Thursday for some students in eastern Kentucky.

We're told the bus was taking students to East Ridge High School and Feds Creed Elementary School in Pike County when it crashed.

The bus slid off the road and into a ditch along Route 1499.

There were 60 students on the bus at the time of the incident.

Three students were taken to the hospital in ambulance, but it was as a precautionary measure. 20 other students were taken to the hospital by their parents.

We're told there were no serious injuries. Most of the students are complaining of bruises and sore muscles.

School officials and state police are investigating how this happened, but say it appears to be an accident, saying the driver slid on wet roads and mud.

Officials say the bus driver claims he was moving over to avoid a coal truck in the other lane when the tire went into the mud and then he could not get back on the road. The impact sent students flying out of their seats. The bus is totaled.

School officials say the bus driver followed proper procedures. Even though students are being released from the hospital, principals at both schools are monitoring their conditions.

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