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Twelve summer camp children transported to hospital after bus crash

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say a dozen summer camp children were injured after a bus crash.

The children are from Watterson Elementary's Child Enrichment Program and were on their way to a field trip at a local bowling alley.

The YMCA President says the bus had the green light, but a car jumped the red light and crashed into the front of the bus. It happened around 11:30 Wednesday morning in Buechel.

There were 31 children on the bus and three staff members, but 12 children, ages 5-8, were taken to Kosair Children's Hospital.

"I spoke to the medical folks," said Steve Tarver, the YMCA President and CEO. "They describe everything as non-emergency, very precautionary in nature, 12 children that were transported on their way to Kosair for precautionary measures."

A second bus was also headed to the field trip and stopped after the crash to help with the investigation.

On Wednesday afternoon, John Miller, President of Miller Transportation, issued a statement regarding the bus crash:

"This afternoon, Miller Transportation Bus #30 was transporting children from a YMCA Day Camp at Watterson Elementary to an off-campus field trip. The bus was involved in an accident after it collided with another vehicle that ran a red light.

It is our understanding that six children have been transported to Kosair Children's Hospital following the accident. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families involved.

As always, safety and regular maintenance are top priorities for Miller Transportation. The bus involved in today's collision is a newer model that was manufactured in 2008. We congratulate our driver for taking correct and swift actions to avoid further injuries."

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