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Bus driver, students injured in Pike County bus accident


Kentucky State Police say a school bus driver and a student from eastern Kentucky have been seriously injured in a collision with a gravel truck in Pikeville.

Police say emergency workers had to extricate the driver and student from the bus after the crash on U.S. 460 around as rain fell around 3:30 p.m. on Monday.

Trooper Mike Goble told the Lexington Herald-Leader he estimated about 12 to 15 of the 45 students on board the bus were taken by ambulance to Pikeville Medical Center. Some of the other students were being taken by their parents to be examined.

A hospital supervisor didn’t have conditions available Monday night.

Police said the gravel truck driver, Kendall Slusher of Salyersville, wasn’t injured.

Police say he was traveling west and hit the bus after losing control of the truck and sliding into the eastbound lane.

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