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Total of 8 people still in hospital after bus crash

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Six patients remain at University Hospital Wednesday morning.

According to a UofL Hospital spokesman, 12 people were transported to the hospital on Tuesday afternoon, including bus crash victims and one passenger from another vehicle. No one faced life threatening injuries. A total of six patients have been released as of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The six people still admitted are listed in satisfactory to fair conditions. Two children also remain at Kosair Hospital at this time.


LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Two children who were passengers on the chartered school bus that crashed on Interstate 64 Tuesday afternoon are still at Kosair hospital Wednesday morning.

Four children total were kept at Kosair until late Tuesday night. A spokesperson for Norton said the hospital released two of them overnight.

Nine passengers remained at University Hospital Tuesday night for injuries including broken bones and general observation. We'll have an update on their condition later this morning.

All patients are expected to be okay. No one faced life threatening injuries.

The accident happened around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the westbound lanes of 64 at mile marker 23.2, just inside the Jefferson County line.

According to Ben Jackey, a spokesperson for Jefferson County Public Schools, 73 sophomore and junior students from Waggener High School, located in St. Matthews, were returning from a visit to a college campus to Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.

Jackey said 42 students were on the bus that appeared to blow a tire and hit the median wall. 35 people were transported to area hospitals as a result of the crash.

The bus that crashed belongs to Commonwealth Bus Service of Louisville.

Louisville Metro Police, along with multiple fire and EMS crews from Jefferson and Shelby counties responded to the scene. A heavy wrecker was brought to the scene to remove the bus. Louisville Metro EMA setup a hotline for parents to locate their children.

All westbound lanes of I-64 were reopened shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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