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12 children taken to hospital after bus accident

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The Metro EMS mass casualty vehicle after arriving at Kosair Children's Hospital with children hurt in the bus accident. The Metro EMS mass casualty vehicle after arriving at Kosair Children's Hospital with children hurt in the bus accident.
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Twelve children have been taken to Kosair Children's Hospital for treatment after the bus they were riding on was involved in an accident.

According to MetroSafe, the accident was reported at 11:55 a.m. at the intersection of Buechel Bypass and Hikes Lane.

According to John Miller of Miller Transportation, the bus was one of two from his company that was carrying children from a YMCA Day Camp at Watterson Elementary to an off-campus field trip.

Chief Jeff Manning of the West Buechel Police Department tells WAVE 3 News the bus was heading north on Buechel Bypass when a white Toyota Corolla ran the red light at Hikes Lane. The bus struck the eastbound Toyota on the passenger side causing extensive damage.

The bus was carrying children between the ages of 5 and 8. The impact knocked many of the children out of their seats. MetroSafe Dispatch tells WAVE 3 News 12 children were taken by Metro EMS to Kosair Children's for treatment.

The injuries are reported to mostly bumps, bruises and scrapes. None are thought to be serious.

West Buechel Police is handling the accident investigation. Manning said no charges are expected to be filed.

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