Report released on Collegiate school bus accident

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Kentucky State Police report on what caused a school bus carrying 4th graders from Collegiate has now been released.

State police are now saying a passing semi truck did hit the bus, causing it to lose control and roll over. The report classifies the incident as a two-car, hit-and-run accident.

Police originally said there was no evidence that a semi hit the bus before it flipped over an embankment near Cave City last Thursday.

According to the report, the bus had some white paint on the left front fender. The report also says the damage with minor and the tractor trailer driver may not have known he hit the bus.

The bus was one of two buses full of students on their way to Mammoth Cave for a field trip. 16 students, 2 teachers and the bus driver to the hospital. Some of them suffered cuts and bruises and some even had broken bones.

"What remains most important is that all involved in the accident are expected to regain their health," said Collegiate spokeswoman Elizabeth Post. "We are first and foremost thankful for this miraculous outcome. Collegiate wishes to thank the Hart County Red Cross, T.J. Samson Community Hospital and the Kentucky State Police for their excellent care of our students and faculty."

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