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School bus accident sends 2 to hospital

Recently, some students from the neighboring state of Indiana were injured en route to Kentucky for a school field trip. Two dozen kids from Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Clark County, Indiana, were en route from their school to the Churchill Downs Museum in Louisville, a popular field trip destination for many schools in the area.

The students were aboard school bus #1810 when it was rear-ended by another vehicle. Most of the students were uninjured in the collision, although two children suffered minor injuries. They were taken to Norton Children's Hospital where they were treated for their injuries and released. The other students were treated at the scene by emergency responders and allowed to then continue on to their destination.

School buses are probably the safest vehicles in which your kids regularly ride. The minimum safety standards implemented for school buses are much more stringent than those in effect for other passenger vehicles. They are intentionally designed and manufactured to withstand damage from collisions and prevent passenger injuries.

But that doesn't mean that they are accident-proof. If your child gets injured while riding the school bus on a field trip or to and from school on the daily route, it will be up to you as the parent to step up to the plate for your injured child. You may need to file a claim for damages or a lawsuit alleging negligence in order to recoup any financial losses for medical treatment that you incurred. You might also be able to be reimbursed for any time lost from work.

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