JCPS bus involved in crash; injuries reported

Louisville, KY - Posted by Mike Dever - email
By Matt McCutcheon - e-mail | bio

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Jefferson County School Bus was involved in a crash with a car in south Louisville this morning.

It happened just before 7:30 a.m. at the Intersection of Manslick Road and Holly Park Drive near Iroquois Park.

According to JCPS spokeswoman Lauren Roberts, JCPS Bus 0287 was on its way to Farnsley Middle School when it was hit from behind.

A MetroSafe supervisor says a Ford Fiesta struck the bus in the rear as the bus was stopping to pick up a student.

Roberts says there were no reports of students injured, and the students were loaded on to another bus and taken to school.

Chiquana Trotter's 13-year-old daughter rides bus 0287 every morning.

"My daughter called me and said mom we've been in a car wreck can you come and see about me and so I just came straight up here.  When I got here they already had the bus pulled over and police and stuff out here and so coming up here all you saw was a lot of police cars," Trotter said.

"She was kind of crying a little bit but she's okay," Trotter said.

Trotter's 7th grade daughter and everyone else on the bus was not injured.

Police say there were three people inside the Fiesta, including two young children. A 3-year-old girl and 4-year-old girl were taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure. We're told the 3-year-old was being treated for minor lacerations to the head.

Police say the mother, who is in her 30s, may have been distracted, but no charges are expected at this time.

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