School Bus Crash in Louisville Leaves Dozens of Students Hospitalized

A school bus in Louisville has overturned, hospitalizing multiple children, according to local reports.

Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) in Louisville, Kentucky, Twitter page confirmed the crash occurred on Tuesday.

"At least 21 JCPS students have been taken to local hospitals - none with life threatening injuries, after a bus accident on I-64 this morning," the page tweeted.

"Students on Bus 2015 were headed to Noe and Meyzeek Middle Schools and duPont Manual High School."

Traffic reporter for WDRD Mike Marshall also confirmed the crash and showed a short video clip from the interstate.

"A JCPS bus has overturned on 64 west near the Watterson. The bus was loaded with children going to Manuel HS," he said in a tweet.

In the accompanying video, multiple cars can be seen ground to a halt, with some pulling over to the side of the road. Some traffic can be seen slowly moving forward, however.

"No Mzyeek Middle School students were on Bus '2015 when it overturned on Interstate 64 this morning," the JCPS said in a follow-up tweet.

News reporter Lexie Rattermn of WDRB News also tweeted more details about the crash.

She said around 20 kids were on the bus and five to six of these children were transported to hospitals for their injuries. She also said that the bus was completely turned around on its side.

She later posted a picture of the bus being towed away and said the 64 west interstate should be clear and opened soon. It is not yet clear what caused the bus to overturn.

Last week Newsweek reported on another incident involving a school bus. A video showed a school bus driving over wet concrete in an active construction zone.

The video, originally from TikTok, was shared in Reddit's "Idiots in Cars and" subreddit went viral with over 50,000 upvotes and 2,000 comments.

In the clip, the bus driver tears through the construction zone, destroying the road's freshly-laid, wet concrete. The zone's workers yell at the driver but the driver doesn't stop or slow down. Instead, they weave through various traffic cones and eventually make it to the opposite end of the construction zone.

It's not clear if there were any children on board at the time.

"I hate people," someone says from behind the camera as they survey the damage done to the road.

"Me, too," someone else agrees.

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), school buses are "the safest vehicle[s] on the road."

"Students are about 70 times more likely to get to school safely when taking a bus instead of traveling by car. That's because school buses are the most regulated vehicles on the road; they're designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in preventing crashes and injuries; and in every state, stop-arm laws protect children from other motorists," the NHTSA explained.

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Stock image of a school bus. A School bus crash in Louisville leaves dozens of students hospitalized. Getty Image