LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Twelve patients were transported to area hospitals after an accident involving a TARC bus and an ambulance Friday afternoon, according to MetroSafe.
MetroSafe confirmed the accident happened at 3:33 p.m. in the 6900 block of Dixie Highway. Dispatchers said all of the injuries appear to be minor.
Metro EMS Chief of Staff Kristen Miller said the TARC bus rear-ended the ambulance.The ambulance was not on a run at the time.
Miller said 11 people on board the TARC bus and one EMS employee were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries.
John Reiter, with TARC, confirmed a TARC vehicle was involved in the accident and that another TARC bus and a supervisor were on the way to the scene of the accident.
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The American Red Cross has opened eight shelters for those displaced by flooding and severe weather in WAVE Country.
Flood Watches and Warnings remain in effect throughout the weekend across WAVE Country.