911 calls recount JCPS bus accident on Brownsboro Road


by WHAS editors


Posted on January 30, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 30 at 2:21 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A Louisville woman remains hospitalized after a terrible crash on Brownsboro Road involving a Jefferson County Public Schools bus earlier this month. Now police have released the 911 calls made just moments after the crash.

For the first time, we’re hearing the 911 calls made by those who witnessed the accident.

"MetroSafe police fire EMS," a MetroSafe dispatcher said.

"Have you had a report of a severe accident of a bus and a car?" a caller said.

"There's a really bad accident here on Brownsboro Road," another caller said.

JCPS school bus 0424 ran into a white car, seriously injuring the driver and causing alarm.

"Car went underneath the bus, the school bus," a caller said.

It happened at the intersection of Brownsboro Road and Drescher Bridge Avenue on the first week back to school after winter break.  Fifteen students headed home from Chenoweth Elementary were aboard the bus - three of them injured in the accident.
The drive of the white car was injured, too - trapped inside her vehicle, suffering life-threatening injuries in the mangled wreck.

"The person inside, oh my god... oh my god," a caller said.

Witnesses said the driver was traveling westbound when the school bus turned in front of her.
Initial reports by police say the bus driver was not paying attention.

"We need somebody here fast," a caller said.

"Somebody is already coming ma'am," the MetroSafe dispatch worker said.

The driver is in fair condition but is unable to speak. Police are still investigating the crash. No charges have been filed.