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Bus accident sends several students to the hospital

Local - 2/5/2014 7:36 PM by Courtney Rosemond
MONTGOMERY - An accident in Fayette County involving a school bus sent several students to the hospital Wednesday.

911 Dispatchers say it was a single vehicle accident that happened at 2:50pm Tuesday, on Route 61 just past Montgomery.

School Transportation Director Gary Hough said students from Valley Middle and High Schools were sent to the hospital. The 911 center said a total of 24 students were taken to the hospital. Fire command advised all patients were minor injuries or walking wounded, several patients were transported as a precautionary measure, or released to their parental guardians.

Investigators believe the bus ran off the right side of the road and slammed into the hillside, traffic through the area was delayed but has since been cleared.

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