Posted: Oct 29, 2012 10:34 PM
Updated: Oct 30, 2012 4:38 AM
Two children are dead following a bus accident in Carroll County.
Kentucky State Police say a school bus carrying nine children careened off the road late Monday afternoon in Carrollton. Nine children and two adults were on the school bus that crashed. Three kids were flown to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville with broken bones and head injuries. Another student and an adult aide on the bus were flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital.
"A head start bus was traveling in the 3200 block of Boone Road. The bus left the roadway on the left side of the road, partially overturned off on its side and it struck a tree," KSP Trooper Arterburn said.
We're told the students were on their way home from the pre-school program, Head Start when the crash happened. Trooper Arterburn said investigators aren't sure why the bus flipped or if any other vehicles were involved, but reconstruction crews are set to be on scene late into the night
"It's the worst thing you can imagine for anybody that shows up, EMS, fire department its doesn't matter any time this happens to children that's the worst part of our job," stated Arterburn.
Arterburn said the accident happened on a small country road, with no center lines. The short bus was equipped with seat belts, and it appears everyone on board was wearing them.
Carrollton was also the site of the bus crash in 1988, that killed 24 children and three adults. That crash remains the nation's deadliest drunken-driving collision in history.