Crash Involving Paducah School Bus

Time: 12:13 p.m.
Date: Thursday, September 08, 2016
Location: 13th Street and Park Avenue, Paducah
Driver 1: Yul E. Reese Sr., 44, of Bowling Green, KY, driving a 2000 Nissan Maxima south on 13th Street
Driver 2: Erica D. Wooldridge, 29, of North 12th Street, driving a Paducah Independent Schools school bus south on 13th Street

No one was reported injured when a car hit a school bus just after noon today at 13th Street and Park Avenue.

Officer Jim Robbins reported Erica Wooldridge was driving a school bus owned by Paducah Independent Schools south on 13th Street and had to swing out to make a right turn onto Park Avenue.

Wooldridge told Robbins that, as she did so, a car behind her pulled onto the shoulder and tried to make a right turn.

The driver of that car, Yul E. Reese, told Robbins he thought the bus was going straight through the intersection.

The car hit the bus in the rear wheel on the passenger side. Reese and his passenger declined medical treatment. Two of the 18 preschool students on the bus were transported to a local hospital to be checked out, but their injuries were not life-threatening, according to Mercy Ambulance personnel.

Those children’s names are not available at this time.