On Monday, November 12, 2012, a Lexington traffic accident occurred involving a Fayette County School Bus and a passenger vehicle. The crash took place late in the afternoon on Todds Road, near the intersection of McFarland, and sent a couple people to the hospital with injuries.
Police believe a driver of a red Toyota Solara lost control of the car and sideswiped the school bus, which was transporting special needs students at the time. There were five children traveling on the bus and headed home from Edythe J. Hayes Middle School at the time of the accident. Two adults and one child have reported injuries. The bus driver and bus monitor were taken to an area hospital by ambulance for medical treatment of their non-life-threatening injuries. Later, a family member took a child to the hospital for medical care.
Lt. Dean Marcum, of the Lexington Police Department, said that “The passenger car for reasons we don’t know yet, lost control and entered the on-coming lane and struck the school bus.” Police don’t believe the driver was driving drunk at the time of the crash; however, they are still looking into the cause of the accident. The busy road was closed down for a couple hours for cleanup and investigation purposes.
Superintendent Tom Shelton released a statement that “Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were involved in today’s accident. Each day our school busses transport thousands of students to and from school and their safety is always our top priority.” Our Louisville accident attorneys also would like to extend our thoughts and best wishes for a full and fast recovery to all those involved in this Lexington bus accident.