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Bus accident victims show improvement
, Courier Staff Writer
Saturday, November 03, 2012 5:00 AM
The conditions of two children and one adult who remain hospitalized were upgraded Friday after the school bus crash in Carroll County earlier this week.
Leighann Hendren, a 3-year-old patient at University Hospital in Lexington, Ky., was upgraded to fair condition nearly four days after the accident on Boone Road that killed two Head Start students.
Four-year-old Mariah Robles was moved from the intensive-care unit to the medical surgery floor at Kosair Children's Hospital and was listed in good condition, Kosair spokesman Steve Menaugh said.
Bus assistant Tina Gividen was in satisfactory condition at University Hospital in Louisville, spokesman David McArthur said. McArthur defined satisfactory as a patient that is stable with good vital signs, conscious and alert, or "the best you can be (before release)."
A 3-year-old boy at Kosair Children's Hospital who was not identified by name was discharged from the hospital Friday after spending time in the intensive-care unit earlier this week, Menaugh said.
One child was released from the hospital Tuesday and another child was released Wednesday. Two other children taken to Kosair Children's Hospital as a precaution were checked out and released Monday.
The bus driver, Laura Reed, 59, of Carrollton, was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital to be checked out. She was released Monday.
The children on the bus at the time of the crash included Leighann Hendren, Mariah Robles, Jose Ardon-Landa, Dulce Cruz, Ryleigh Hollingsworth, Brayden Jones and Jordan Raisor. Ryder Deitz and Caroline Tuttle, both 3, died in the crash.
Ryder Deitz's funeral will be at 1 p.m. today.
Caroline Tuttle's funeral took place Friday.
A candlelight vigil for those involved with the bus crash will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday at Point Park in Carrollton.
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