Police: Distracted driver hits school bus
ANSONIA — A motorist who was distracted by his cellphone slammed headon into a school bus carrying students Friday morning, police said.
Police got a call about the collision on North Main Street between Ridge and Underhill roads, Lt. Patrick Lynch said.
The bus was taking students to Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School in New Haven. Lynch said there were 10 students on the First Student bus, ranging in age from 10 to 14.
“The (sport utility vehicle’s) driver ... admitted to the investigating officers to being distracted with his cellphone while driving,” Lynch said in a news release.
The students were each released to a parent or guardian at the site of the crash. Lynch said the only reported injury was a minor cut or scratch to one of the students.
The 60-year-old driver of a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer suffered various injuries to his upper body, but was coherent and alert, Lynch said. He was taken to a Bridgeport area hospital for treatment. There was no update on his condition Friday.
Police did not identify the driver. Lynch said the investigation is continuing and charges are pending.
The scene of an accident involving a car and a school bus in Ansonia on Friday.