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Boy treated and released after school bus wreck talks about recovery

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Kevin Barker, Jr. Kevin Barker, Jr.
Kevin Barker, Sr. Kevin Barker, Sr.
Bus 1250 on its side after the September 28 crash. Bus 1250 on its side after the September 28 crash.
Emergency crews treating the injured. Emergency crews treating the injured.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Three students are still being treated at Kosair Children's Hospital after Jefferson County Public Schools bus 1250 overturned Friday morning. Out of the three, one is in critical condition, but his or her injuries are not life-threatening. The patients include bus students and teens from a red Mustang after the two vehicles collided.

Kosair Children's hasn't released a breakdown of how many from the bus and car are still being treated. Hospital personnel will only report three are still in their care. It's an improvement after 51 were transported by ambulance, including Kevin Barker, Jr.

"If I touch my head real hard it will hurt," Barker said.  The 12-year-old was asleep when the bus rolled over.

A lump on the crown of Barker's head has subsided, but the palm of his hand is still sore after climbing out of shattered glass inside the bus.

The boy survived what emergency responders deemed a mass casualty accident. Paramedics loaded Barker into the medical response bus - the first time Louisville EMS dispatched it.

"It was cold in there," said Barker. "And it felt good, a nice ambulance truck.

Amazingly, no one died or was seriously injured after the red Mustang slid into the bus heading to Frost Middle School. Like many parents, Barker's father was at work when it happened.

"They needed more communication," Kevin Barker, Sr. said, which was a concern several parents reiterated throughout Friday morning.

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