A Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government bus with about 20 middle school-age children on board hit a utility pole on Thursday, snapping the pole.
The bus was headed south on Liberty Road when it veered off the right side of the road near Graftons Mill Lane about 3:30 p.m. Maj. Daniel Bello of the Lexington fire department said the bus driver had a medical condition that might have contributed to the crash.
The bus was transporting special-needs children who are in a day-treatment program operated by the urban county government, according to Mayor Jim Gray's office.
Several children were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, Bello said.
Parents picked up the other children, he said.
Bello said he did not know what type of medical condition caused the bus driver to crash. But a 14-year-old girl who was on the bus said the driver started shaking before the bus went off the road.
Power outages in the area were expected to be restored by 8 p.m., according to Kentucky Utilities' Web site.