SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - UPDATE:
21 children were taken to the hospital after an accident involving a school bus Monday morning in Magoffin County.
Magoffin County Fire Chief Paul Howard tells us the bus carrying elementary school students was rear ended while stopped to pick up a child. We're told the driver wasn't paying attention.
"The driver had stopped to pick up a few students, when a person driving rear ended the bus... never hit the brakes and shoved the bus 17 feet," says Magoffin County Superintendent Stanley Holbrook.
The bus was carrying 47 students to North Magoffin Elementary and Herald Whitaker Middle School.
Six children were taken to the hospital by ambulance to be checked out. Another 15 were taken to the hospital by their parents. Some were complaining of head and back pain. Most of them were sitting in the back of the bus. The bus driver is okay.
The driver of the vehicle was also taken to the hospital.
Superintendent Holbrook says everyone is expected to be okay.
We are following a developing story this morning out of Magoffin County.
Dispatchers tell Mountain News officers are on scene of a crash involving a school bus in downtown Salyersville on West Maple Street.
It happened just a few minutes ago. Stanley Holbrook, the superintendent of Magoffin County Schools tells Mountain News the bus was stopped to pick up a child when it was rear ended by a car. We are told the bus was full of children and that while there are no serious injuries, some are being taken to the hospital as a precaution.
We have a reporter heading to the scene and will have the latest as we get it.