Deer Jumps Into School Bus; 14 Students Hurt

More than a dozen students were injured on their way to school Friday morning after a deer ran into the side of their school bus.

The Boyd County bus was full when the deer slammed into the side of it, on Route 60, at the I-64 interchange near Carter County.

The accident happened around 7 Friday morning.

The impact shattered windows and sent glass flying onto the dozens of students inside. In all, 14 students were taken to hospitals for injuries they received from the flying glass.

Their injuries were said to be minor, mostly cuts and scrapes from the broken glass There were 18 others on the bus who were not injured.

All students were treated and released.

The students were on their way to three different schools, Boyd County High, Boyd Middle and Ponderosa Elementary schools.

The driver of the bus was an experienced driver for the school district and also a mechanic.

The children and the driver say they saw the deer running beside the bus before it jumped up into the window.


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  • by Fred Location: Lexington on May 20, 2008 at 07:01 PM
    Sue the deer, his family, and his estate! We must have justice! Seriously, glad the kids are ok...
  • by Bill on May 20, 2008 at 04:53 AM
    But just think the red neck chaseing the deer managed to miss the bus.He says its because he had the right equipment,an ol Dodge Pickup,Cat Power Cap,and a double doored dog box in the back.
  • by G Location: Stanton on May 19, 2008 at 04:08 PM
    Why can't they put those deer whistles on school busses, like they do cars, to scare away deer? Do they still exist? It's been awhile since I was married to a deer hunter. He was a firm believer in them.
  • by debbie Location: ky on May 18, 2008 at 06:49 AM
    this same thing happened to my daughter with a van load of children. the deer just rammed right into the side of the van!
  • by Anonymous on May 17, 2008 at 02:22 AM
    i guess the deer just wanted to go to school..or needed a ride.
  • by Earwig Location: Prestonsburg on May 16, 2008 at 10:01 PM
    I hope school officials are prepared to deal with the fear and trauma that this can cause to very young children. They will be afraid to ride the bus.
  • by Jethro Location: Rat Cheer on May 16, 2008 at 07:22 PM
    Just an unrecognized child-star deer running alongside a busload of children, then, suddenly, "Hey everybody, it's me, BAM!!! bi."
  • by Wow Location: RIchmond on May 16, 2008 at 06:28 PM
    @shawn Location: east ky Funny its reasons like this and high gas prices I wish people would simply stop having more kids.
  • by BillyBob Location: A trailer on a cliff side-WITH A SATELITE DISH on May 16, 2008 at 04:21 PM
    Let's photo shop a bunch of antlers on the deer, O wait that story has played out, never mind.
  • by Larry Location: Lexxxxington on May 16, 2008 at 03:16 PM
    How many points did the deer have ?
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