A Friday morning wreck involving a school bus and a passenger vehicle sent one to Kosair’s Children’s Hospital and 12 to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center.
The collision happened at just after 7 a.m. on Sept. 18 on East Maple Street (Highway 62) in Caneyville, near Caneyville Elementary School.
According to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center spokesperson Bill Oldham, one patient from the passenger vehicle had to be evacuated by helicopter and taken to Kosair’s for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident.
Three other individuals from the passenger vehicle were treated at the scene by Grayson County EMS and taken by ambulance to Twin Lakes’ Emergency Room for treatment, as were seven students and the driver of the school bus.
A total of 15 students were on board the school bus at the time the accident occurred.
Oldham said that as of around 10:30 on Friday morning it appeared that none of the 12 patients who remained at Twin Lakes for treatment had suffered serious or life-threatening injuries, though the hospital staff was still working to treat those injured.
Oldham said, “Any time there is a situation like this, there are a number of agencies working together: schools, police, EMS, and of course the hospital is very involved.”
He went on to add that the organizations come together to do “a couple of drills during the year to practice for something like this. Of course when you get into the real thing, you will find a weak link that needs to be fixed for the future. Communication and working together is key, though.”
Responding to the scene of the accident were the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Caneyville Volunteer Fire Department and Grayson County EMS.
Additional information will be available in the coming days.
Check the Wednesday, Sept. 23 edition of The Grayson County News-Gazette for an update on this incident.
Reach Brittany Wise at 270-259-9622 ext. 2014.