School bus rear-ends jeep, sending 11 to hospital on Prospect Street near Maple Street in Wethersfield, Connecticut

Modified Date: 
Wed, 04/08/2015 - 4:13pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, April 2, 2015

PD: Bus driver was distracted when crash in Wethersfield happened

"We've investigated whether the bus driver was on the phone- we don't believe that was the case. I don't believe the bus driver saw the car in front of the bus," said Lt. Andrew Power, Wethersfield police.

School Bus Driver Was Distracted Prior to Wethersfield Crash: Cops

"The safety and security of students is our top priority, so we're certainly thankful there appear to be no serious injuries," First Student said in a statement Thursday afternoon. "We are assisting police with their investigation and will conduct our own internal review."

Eleven Sent To Hospitals After Wethersfield School Bus Crash

With all of the students on the bus being transported, the crash was declared a "mass casualty incident," Skoczulek said. The term means that more resources are needed because of the number of patients, he said. It doesn't speak to the extent of injuries.

11 taken to hospital after Connecticut school bus crash

A total of eleven students, who are 7 and 8-years-old, have been taken to area hospitals. The children are expected to be okay and were sent more for precautionary reasons. Conditions on other three involved unknown.

At around 9 a.m. a school bus rear-ended a jeep on Prospect Street near Maple Street. There were seven children onboard the bus between the ages of 7 and 8. All seven of the students were taken to Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford as a precaution, though none of them had any apparant injuries. A person in the jeep was hospitalized with minor facial injuires. The bus driver was taken to Hartford Hospital as a precaution. The road was closed for several hours following the accident. Police believe the bus driver being distracted, as well as following the jeep too closely, were the main factors that lead to the accident.

Type: Car Accident

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