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Woman arrested, 3 taken to hospital, after she crashes into school bus in Hartford

HARTFORD — Hartford Police said a bicyclist and two children were taken to the hospital after a car crashed into a bike and a school bus. The driver of the car was arrested and charged.

According to police, the car hit a man riding a bike at the intersection of Gold and Main Streets. The car then tried to drive away, and instead, hit the back of a school bus near an intersection with Wells Street.

The driver tried running from the scene on foot before being caught at Main and Buckingham Streets. Police say Josmary Rodriguez, 37, of New Britain, was arrested and charged with DUI, Reckless Driving, Evading with a Serious Physical Injury (a felony), Operating without a License, and Interfering with Police.

The bicyclist suffered critical injuries and was rushed to the hospital. Two students on the bus were taken to CCMC for evaluation for minor injuries.

There’s no word yet on their condition.