Twenty-Five Students on School Bus Involved in Lexington CrashPosted on Apr 13, 2012
Bus 330 had picked up 25 students from South Lexington Elementary School and was involved in a crash with a car on Cotton Grove Road near Smith Avenue. Police received the call reporting there had been an accident involving a bus around 3:30 PM.
After police arrived on scene, they found the bus in the front yard of a home on Cotton Grove Road. Dave Burnett, Lexington City School transportation supervisor, arrived on scene to be with the children until their parents could get there. Amazingly, all 25 children escaped injuries – 15 were released to their parents and the remaining 10 kids were transported by another bus that was called to the scene.
Russ Eagle, the assistant superintendent of Lexington City School, confirmed to the media that 25 students were on Bus 330 and that they were all examined and escaped injuries.
However, Gary Jarrett, the bus driver, was injured in the crash. He was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Health Lexington Medical Center with wrist pain.
The car that was involved in this bus accident was a 2000 Dodge Durango driven by Linda Stiltner. There is no word if she sustained injuries, but she was not taken to the hospital immediately following the crash.
According to the Lexington police, the bus was traveling south on Foy Avenue and the Durango was heading south on Cotton Grove when it attempted to make a turn onto Smith Avenue. The bus failed to yield to the Durango and proceeded into the intersection and collided with the vehicle. The police have indicated that the bus driver was at fault in the crash.
Our Lexington accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Schachter, Hendy, & Johnson are glad to hear that none of the students were injured in this crash and would like to wish the bus driver a full and fast recovery.