LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - All 51 students taken
to the hospital after Friday's school bus wreck in Valley Station have been
released from the hospital.
The last student left Kosair Children's
Hospital on Monday was the Butler High School student who was driving the Ford Mustang that hit the bus. Louisville Metro Police said at this point it was his
car that hit the bus in area neighbors say is very dangerous.
If you you're not paying attention when you
pull up to the intersection of Moorman and Lower River Roads, the people who
live there will tell you it's easy to miss the big red stop sign. "Most of
the time the shrubs are grown up around it and if you're not familiar with the
area you probably don't see the sign," said Burton Reed. He's lived at the
intersection long enough to know and unfortunately to see too many who didn't.
"In 16 years that I've lived here, I can't count the accidents they've had
here. Some were really bad."
The crashes have gotten the attention of the
state in the past who say the sign post now is more than 10 inches larger than
those in a typical intersection in the hopes it prevents wrecks.
Whether the Butler student driving the car that
hit the school bus Friday couldn't see it is still under investigation. LMPD
said at this point his failure to yield was what caused the crash that sent him
and 50 other students to the hospital.
Seeing the mess of the yellow bus across from
their homes makes Reed and all his neighbors think even more should be done.
"Hopefully something will happen now. I don't know a caution light or
To get one of those the state said they look
at wrecks at the site over a 12 month period. The last time they did that at
Moorman and Lower River Roads, Andrea Clifford with the Kentucky Transportation
Cabinet says they found all those wrecks were caused by driver error and not
something the engineer could necessarily fix.
adds they are concerned to hear how many kids were injured last week and say
the state will be researching the issues in the area again.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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