Eleven students released from hospital after Magoffin County school bus crash

Posted at 9:32 AM, Nov 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-15 12:42:57-05

MAGOFFIN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Magoffin County Schools reports that eleven students have been treated and released from the hospital after a serious bus crash.

The remaining seven students and the bus driver are still hospitalized with varying injuries, according to a Facebook post from Magoffin County Schools.

Officials say the bus was heading on route 40 to Salyersville near Tackett Bottom Road when the bus went off an embankment and crashed at around 7:21 a.m. Monday morning.

Kentucky State Police say all 18 students on board sustained injuries that ranged from minor to critical. All received medical care but not all were taken to the hospital, according to Magoffin County Superintendent Chris Meadows.

Three students, school bus driver critically hurt after Kentucky crash

The Salyersville Fire Department says the bus landed on its side. A student called 911 shortly after the bus crashed.


Four are in critical condition — three students and the bus driver. The bus driver had worked for the district full-time for several years. Most students were transported to different hospitals, including ARH In Paintsville.

Officials say this stretch of road has seen several wrecks and accidents in the past, but they said that is uncommon for a rural road like this. This area has been considered for a guard rail in the past.