According to the accident report from Kentucky State Police, the accident occurred at 1:39 p.m. on Jan. 9. Bus driver Deborah Wimberly, 51, was driving a 2007 bus over a hill when a vehicle came from the other direction and the bus dropped off the right shoulder of the road. Wimberly reportedly over corrected and came to rest in the driveway of 948 Pleasant Hill Church Rd. Wimberly and the bus monitor, Carolyn Wadlington, 56, were both injured and were transported from the scene by Trigg County EMS. KSP Trooper Billy Oliver was assisted by the Trigg County Sheriff’s Department and EMS.
Two male juveniles, ages 10 and 11, were the only other people on the bus, but were not injured.
Trigg County Bus Garage Director Mark Harris said he was called to the scene after the accident occurred. He said the large vehicle that came over the hill when the bus driver over corrected did not collide with anything, and turned around to help after seeing the bus drive off the road. He said that the bus had gone down a ditch and had come to rest in the driveway. Harris said that Wadlington had first been taken to Jennie Stuart, but was then flown to Vanderbilt.
Read the complete story on this school bus accident in the Jan. 16 Cadiz Record.