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Crash led to improved safety for school buses

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By Sarah Bennett

Landmark News Service

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 bus crash.

Today, Higgins drives a Hardin County School 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.

“It’s just a totally different bus today,” he said.


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