Eight injured in motor coach crash / Laurel County

Laurel County, Ky. (May 3, 2019) -  Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff Deputy Jamie Etherton along with Deputy Jake Miller and Deputy Charlie Johnson with assistance from Kentucky State Police investigated a single vehicle injury traffic crash which occurred on Ky 1193 approximately 15 miles west of London on Sunday morning June 2, 2019 at approximately 9:22 AM.

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BUS CRASH 2 6 2 19

The investigators report that apparently a motor coach charter bus occupied by a driver and 21 persons most of which were juveniles were on board the bus when the driver apparently misjudged his turn as he pulled out of a camping site and the bus partially overturned in the ditch there.

Deputies report that a ladder had to be used and a window popped out to evacuate occupants from the bus.

A total of eight persons were transported reportedly with minor injuries to St. Joseph Hospital London for treatment.

Assisting at the scene of the crash was:

  • Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County
  • London Laurel Rescue Squad
  • Bald Rock Volunteer Fire Department

Photos of crash site provided by Deputy Etherton.

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