UPDATE: Aircare Called When Car Hits School Bus

Posted On April 23, 2012

Boone County Sheriff’s Office



Boone County Sheriff’s Office


Update posted at 10:58 a.m.:


The Boone County Sheriff’s Office says a Union man was injured when he crashed into the rear of a school bus about 9:00 Monday morning in Burlington.


Sheriff’s office spokesman Tom Scheben said Linda Carter, 61, of Florence, Kentucky was driving a Boone County school bus southbound on the 5600 block of North Bend Road slowing to make a right turn. That’s when a 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT driven by Jason Messer, 33, of Union, also heading southbound failed to slow enough and ran into and under the bus.


Messer, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was transported to University Hospital in Cincinnati by aircare helicopter. His injuries were said to be non-life threatening.


Carter was not injured.


The accident scene was cleared within an hour.


The collision is under investigation by the Boone County Sheriff’s Accident Reconstruction Unit.




Original story posted at 10:14 a.m.:


(Burlington, Ky.) – A car wrecked into a school bus near Stephens Elementary School in Burlington Monday morning.


Aircare was called to take the driver of the car to the hospital after it rear-ended the bus on North Bend Road just before 9:00. The car became partially wedged beneath the bus.


The name and condition of the male victim have not been released.


Boone County deputies said there were no children on the bus at the time of the crash.