Five injured in school bus collision in Harlan County

School Bus Accident

RIVER RIDGE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Five people were injured, including three children, when a school bus was rear-ended while dropping off a student in Harlan County, according to State Police.

Investigators say the school bus was stopped on Highway 38 in the River Ridge community Tuesday afternoon unloading a child, with its emergency lights and signs on, when it was hit in the rear.

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Three children were injured, along with the school bus driver, 43-year old Coleen Pennington, of Closplint. She was taken to an area hospital with a back injury, according to KSP.

Two children were taken to the hospital with minor injuries and one student was released to family after declining treatment for a minor injury, according to investigators.

State Police say the driver of the car that hit the bus, 74-year old Richard Robinson, of Chesapeake, Virginia, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Investigators say drugs and alcohol are not suspected in the collision, which is still under investigation by State Police.