A tragic school bus accident on Monday, October 29, 2012, is responsible for killing two young children and injuring several others. According to Kentucky troopers, the school bus accident in Carroll County occurred on a narrow country lane in Carrollton.
There were nine preschool-age children riding on the bus accompanied by two adults – one bus monitor and a bus driver. The school bus was taking the children home from the Head Start preschool program and was traveling down Boone Road around 4:30 PM when the crash occurred. According to officials, this serious crash is still under investigation.
Police are aware that the bus driver swerved for an unknown reason and then overcorrected. This action caused the bus to travel off the road, hit a tree, and turn onto its side. Sadly, two children were killed at the scene of the accident. They have been identified as 3-year-old Caroline Tuttle and 3-year-old Ryder Deitz, both of Carrollton.
Four children were hospitalized at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville for injuries, and two of the kids suffered skull fractures. The adult bus monitor was last known to be in serious condition at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
According to Kentucky troopers, all children were wearing a five-point seat belt harness at the time of the crash. Accident investigators are trying to reconstruct the crash and are also looking at the bus to determine the cause of this crash and why fatalities occurred.
Our Northern Kentucky accident injury lawyers would like to extend our condolences to the families of those who lost their precious little ones and our best wishes to all those who are recovering following their injuries.