Bus Accident Sends Four Children To Hospital

By: Sean Evans Email
By: Sean Evans Email

Paramedics say its always a scary situation when they approach an accident scene involving a school bus.

"When you got four and five, six year old kids complaining of back pain and head injuries, then you have to transport them," said Gary Rogers with Letcher Fire and Rescue.

The LKLP Head Start bus was rear-ended this morning, leaving four children with minor injuries.

Rogers says first responders on scene made the decision to take the children to the local hospital.

"With no legal guardian to sign refusal, that we had to take the children, that it was our law and our policy to make sure that they were ok," said Keith Smith, one of the first on scene.

An employee of the LKLP Head Start says the situation could have been a lot worse.

We actually spoke with a supervisor from LKLP Head Start center, and they said that the bus had stopped right here at this intersection waiting for its fifth and final passenger when it was rear-ended by an SUV. The woman, the driver of that SUV was not hurt.

"It is my understanding, I just did talk recently with a doctor that had spoke to someone at the facility, that it did appear at this point that there was no major injury or anything like that," said Rick Baker with LKLP.

An end result that Head Start employees call a blessing.
The driver and aid on the bus were also not badly injured.

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