Bus Carrying High School Softball Team Overturns

SMITHLAND, Ky. (May 11, 2013)—Two-dozen people including students were injured when a school bus carrying a high school softball team overturned in far-western Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police said the bus was carrying the Union County High School girls' softball team and had 28 people on board when the accident occurred just before 5 p.m. Friday on U.S. 60 in Livingston County, along the Ohio River.

State Police Trooper Richie Wright said the bus ran off the right shoulder, swerved to the other side of the road, and then spun 180 degrees before rolling on to its side.

Wright said 25 people were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

One patient was airlifted from the scene, but it was not because of serious injuries.

The bus was on its way to Smithland, Ky., for an evening softball game, and overturned about three miles from the city near the Illinois border.


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