Students treated after Pulaski school bus wreck

A number of students were taken to hospitals after a school bus wrecked in Pulaski County on Monday afternoon, authorities said.

A 15-year-old boy who suffered apparent chest injuries was taken by air ambulance to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, said Pulaski County Sheriff Todd Wood.

Another student, a 19-year-old boy, was taken to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset with possible neck and shoulder injuries.

The sheriff's department did not release the students' names.

Nine or 10 other students were later brought to the local hospital by their parents to be checked out. About 30 students were on the bus at the time of the crash, authorities said.

The bus driver, Dorothy Ratcliff, 52, of Waynesburg, and the driver of a car involved in the wreck, Michelle Bland, 39, of Somerset, were also taken to the Lake Cumberland hospital for treatment, said Tiger Robinson, Pulaski County public safety director.

None of the injuries was thought to be life-threatening.

The wreck happened at 3:20 p.m. about a mile and half north of Somerset on Ky. 1247, in the Campground community.

The bus and the car appear to have collided near the center of the road. Police are still investigating to determine exactly what happened.

The bus, which was from the Pulaski County school system, ran off the road and into a stand of evergreen trees after the crash.