Man remains in critical condition after school bus slams into his truck

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Earlier this week, we told you about a crash in Lincoln County that sent dozens of students to the hospital and seriously injured one man.

That man, 36-year-old William "Otis" Coleman, remains in critical condition at UK Hospital and now his family is asking for the community's support.

On Wednesday, a wreck between a truck and school bus not only sent 36 students to the hospital--it also left the driver of the pickup, William “Otis” Coleman, with life-threatening injuries.

Police say the bus swerved into the other lane while trying to avoid another bus that had stopped when it hit Coleman’s truck.

"He was coming to my house. He came down about every day. I always called him every morning and took care of him, we were two special brothers and we were always together," said William Coleman’s brother, Boyd Coleman.

Now, Coleman’s brother remains by his side at UK Hospital.

After the accident, Coleman was immediately air-lifted to UK where family members say he remains in critical condition with the most serious injuries being to his head and the lower portion of his body.

"Both legs were broken; one was broken in four places the other one was broken in one place. He’s still in a coma and still unresponsive."

Boyd Coleman says accidents are quite common along that stretch of Kentucky 78 and he's just relieved the wreck wasn't any worse.

"We are just thankful that he is still with us because the way he got hit, I think the majority of people would have died. God was with him then and he's with him now and we're just going to pray for a miracle."

Coleman’s family is continuing to have faith during this trying time and they’re asking the community to also have faith and offer up their prayers for Coleman's speedy recovery.

"We are praying to God and asking him to bring William home to us."


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