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Crews respond to school bus, car crash in Hamden

Credit: Hamden Fire Department

HAMDEN — First responders responded to a crash on the corner of Behnam Street and Lakeview Street for a school bus vs car crash.

Officials say the bus was heading to New Haven Academy. Nine people were involved in the crash. Four individuals were taken to the hospital, two students, the bus driver, and the driver of the car.

Police said, “A preliminary investigation has revealed that the operator of the school bus was stopped, waiting to turn left onto Lakeview Avenue. A second vehicle, which was operated by a 30 year-old Hamden resident, was traveling eastbound on Benham Street. The operator of the second vehicle “lost control of his vehicle on the wet roadway.” The driver’s side of the vehicle struck the front of the school bus. The 30 year-old Hamden resident sustained serious injuries to his leg and hip. He was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital by American Medical Response.

The school bus was carrying 4 teen-aged passengers that attend New Haven Academy. Two of the teens were taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital by ambulance. They sustained head and neck injuries. The bus driver was also transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital with “aches and pains.”

Police are investigating the crash.

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