Subscribe Today

August 27, 2013  |   Comments (0)   |   Post a comment

Lightning strikes close to Kentucky school bus


SHARING TOOLS   | Email Print RSS

WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. — LEX 18 reports that lightning struck a tree near a school bus with several children on board here last week.

The strike was close enough for students to report having seen “reddish-purple lights” and having heard an explosion.

John Halsey, director of transportation, Wolfe County Schools, told the news outlet that after the lightning bolt hit the tree and ricocheted, glass from the windows flew across the bus.

The tree and bus were damaged by the lightning, but no one was injured.

To read the full story and watch footage from the bus' surveillance camera, click here.


Check out this weather-related photo gallery:

Weather: Sun, Snow and Rainbows


Post a Comment

Read more about: Kentucky, weather


Post a comment





Related Stories

Premium Member

Get bus sales numbers, transportation statistics, bus specifications, industry survey results, bus loading and unloading fatality statistics and more in the School Bus Fleet Research Center. Become a premium member today!
Log in Button Register Button

Newsletter

Get breaking news, industry updates, product announcements and more.