Bus Safety Improved after Carrollton Bus Crash

May 13, 2013

Hardin County Schools transportation director John Skaggs points out the side door and push out windows for emergency exits now required on all school buses.
Credit Neal Cardin / The News-Enterprise

Twenty-five years ago, 15-year-old Quinton Higgins spent about a month in Kosair Children’s Hospital after suffering lung damage and second- and third-degree burns in the fiery Carrolton bus crash. Today, Higgins drives a Hardin County Schools bus. The differences between the bus he drives every school day and the repurposed 1977 Ford B-700 school bus he was in that night in 1988 are like “night and day,” Higgins said.