Friday, September 28, 2012, became a frightening day for students and their parents when a Jefferson County Public School bus overturned in a Louisville bus accident. The crash took place around 7:15 AM in southwest Jefferson County on Lower River Road.
According to officials, bus number 1250 was traveling to Frost Middle School with 48 students on board at the time of the wreck. The bus had just left the Portland neighborhood and was about three miles away from the school when the accident occurred.
Police indicated that a red Mustang skidded through a stop sign on Moorman Road and collided into the bus. The Mustang driver was en route to Butler Traditional High School and was carrying two other high school students. According to officials, the driver of the Mustang refused treatment at the accident scene and did not go to the hospital. However, the Mustang’s passengers were taken to area hospitals for their injuries.
In total, over 50 Jefferson County students were taken to different area hospitals for medical treatment. Most received minor injuries such as cuts, bruises, and broken bones, and many of the Frost Middle School students were back at school on Monday walking on crutches or attending to their braced arms.
The last student released from the hospital on Monday was one of the Mustang’s passengers. Police have not released the names of those involved and injured in this Northern Kentucky bus accident.
Authorities believe speed and the wet roads from the rain could have played a factor in this crash.
Our Louisville personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Schachter, Hendy, & Johnson would like to wish all students injured in this bus wreck a full and fast recovery.