Crash Involving Car Hitting PATS Bus

Time: 10:14 a.m.
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Location: Park Avenue between 32nd Street and Levin Avenue, Paducah
Driver 1: Judith G. Kruger, 71, of Metropolis, IL, driving a 2007 Cadillac SRX west on Park Avenue
Driver 2: Tomicca Y. Banks, 40, of Paducah, driving a 2016 Ford Econoline E450 bus owned by Paducah Area Transit System

Nine people sustained reported minor injuries when a PATS bus was rear-ended this morning on Park Avenue.

Tomicca Banks told police she was stopping at a bus stop on Park Avenue between 32nd Street and Levin Avenue when her bus was hit in the rear. The driver of the car, Judith Kruger, said she realized too late that the bus was stopping and was unable to stop in time to avoid the collision.

Banks and eight passengers on the bus sustained reported non-incapacitating injuries and were taken to Baptist Health Paducah and Lourdes Hospital for treatment.

The passengers (all of Paducah) were:
Adam Woodford, 60
Tonyia Baker, 43
Justin Baker, 27
Melissa Tucker, 44
John Sims, 42
Brittany Lowe, 32
Erica Cuello, 29
Kelsey Modaffer, 27
Kruger was not reported injured.