Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Knott County School Bus Accident
Date of News Release: 12/16/2008
(Hazard, KY) - On 12/16/08 at approximately 06:50am Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a 911 call of a single vehicle accident involving a school bus on Sassafras Creek Road in the Sassafras Community of Knott County.
The bus was running its normal route with five elementary kids on board when the operator dropped from the edge of the road an over a small embankment. The bus came to a final rest in a small creek on its side. The operator and four kids were transported to the Hazard ARH with minor non-life threatening injuries. One child was released to the parent at the scene. The investigation is continuing by Tpr. Joel Abner.