Safety

Lightning strikes close to Kentucky school bus

Posted on August 27, 2013

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

Related Topics: Kentucky, weather

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
Photo courtesy IMMI/SafeGuard
Article

4 Keys for Enforcing Seat Belt Use

Although buckling up is a habit for many kids, bus drivers need a policy, training, and community support behind them for successful enforcement. Convertible seats help with implementation.

Robert Sumwalt has been sworn in as the National Transportation Safety Board’s 14th chairman. Photo courtesy NTSB
News

Robert Sumwalt Named Chairman of NTSB

Sumwalt’s nomination for a two-year term by President Donald Trump is confirmed by the Senate and he is sworn in. Sumwalt has been serving as the agency’s acting chairman since March 31.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!