Covington City Public Schools Bus Involved in Minor Accident

A Covington City Public Schools bus carrying students to Edgemont Primary School and Jeter-Watson Intermediate School was involved in a minor traffic accident on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at approximately 7:15 a.m.

The accident occurred at the intersection of East Madison Street and South Carolton Drive when a vehicle collided with the front-end of the bus. The bus driver quickly reported the accident through the use of a radio on board the bus.

A school nurse, the school superintendent, the Edgemont principal, the director of transportation, and the director of instruction were quickly on scene. The nurse and the Covington Rescue Squad screened the students aboard the bus for injuries. Two students were determined to have non-life threatening injuries.

Another bus was rerouted to the scene of the accident to safely transport the remaining students to school. Seventeen students were aboard the bus at the time of the accident.

The accident is under investigation by the Covington Division of Police.

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