Police: Bus driver at fault in 2 bus, 1 car crash

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by WHAS editors

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 4:19 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- An accident involving two Greater Clark County School buses and another vehicle was reported on Wednesday afternoon.

A total of 22 students were hurt along with two adult drivers.

According to police, the driver of bus 001 was at fault for failing to yield.

That bus slammed into bus 954 as it was stopped at a stop sign.

The impact pushed the bus into the intersection and into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

The driver told police the brakes failed on the bus, but inspectors couldn't find evidence to back it.

Both bus drivers will remain on paid leave from Greater Clark County Schools and disciplinary action is being considered against the driver at fault.

 

Greater Clark County Schools released this statement:

On Friday, August 8, Greater Clark bus #001 and #954 were involved in an accident while
transporting Parkview Middle School students. Twenty-two students and three adults were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

The Jeffersonville Police Department and Indiana State Police have concluded their investigation into the cause of the accident. The report indicates there were no mechanical malfunctions with either bus and the accident occurred due to driver error of bus #001.

Superintendent Dr. Andrew Melin stated, “We are thankful no serious injuries occurred as a result of this accident. Unfortunately, vehicle accidents can and do happen despite preventative measures. The safety of our students is our primary responsibility, beginning with providing safe bus transportation for our students to and from school. Due to the investigation findings of the cause of the accident, disciplinary action will be considered. I am not at liberty, however, to provide details because it is a personnel matter.”

 

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