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School bus goes over embankment in Pike County

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - It was a scary afternoon for a school bus driver and some Pike County students when their school bus ran off the road and over an embankment.

The accident happened on Stone Coal Road around four o'clock Friday afternoon.

School officials say the driver swerved to miss an oncoming car.

All seven students and the driver were checked by medical officials, and no injuries were reported.

Pike County Schools Transportation Director Ancie Casey says, "He came over this 6 to 8 foot embankment. After looking at the entire scene, it looks like the driver has done an excellent job taking control of the bus, he could have easily flipped or anything...we just thank God it didn't flip over because we did have children on the bus."

The accident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police.

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