September 8, 2016
Dr. Benny Lile
Metcalfe County Schools
At approximately 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2016, Metcalfe County School bus no. 89 was involved in an accident on Hwy. 1243 about 2 miles out of Edmonton, Ky.
The school bus was travelling northbound when another vehicle collided with the bus head-on.
The bus driver, David Holley, executed all emergency evacuation procedures and was able to get all of the children safely off the bus.
Holley was transporting 34 children. Sixteen students were transported by ambulances to TJ Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, Ky. Eighteen students were picked up at the scene by parents or guardians. Some parents chose to transport their child to the hospital by private means. It doesn’t appear the students suffered any serious injuries.
District personnel met first responders at the scene and at the hospital.
We would like to thank Penny Groce, a Metcalfe County resident, who helped care for the students at her home until help arrived. We want to express our gratitude to Holley who acted swiftly and properly in a critical situation. We also want to thank all first responders who were on the scene.