Po­lice: Dis­tracted driver hits school bus

Connecticut Post - - FROM THE FRONT PAGE/NEWS - By Jim Shay

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.

Con­trib­uted photo / Ansonia Fire Po­lice

The scene of an ac­ci­dent in­volv­ing a car and a school bus in Ansonia on Fri­day.

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