9 Kids Treated for "Bumps and Bruises" After Bus Narrowly Avoids Crash

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    Branford Fire Department
    Nine elementary school students were treated for minor injuries after the school bus bringing them home stopped suddenly to avoid an accident.

    Nine elementary school students were treated for bumps and bruises after the school bus on which they were riding narrowly avoided an accident in Branford, fire officials said.

    According to the fire department, the bus was traveling in the area of 869 West Main Street around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday when another car reportedly cut off the school bus and the driver had to slam on the brakes.

    Emergency responders arrived on scene and treated nine of the children for minor injuries. None were taken to the hospital.

    Officials from the Mary T. Murphy School, including the school principal and nurse, and the Board of Education reached out to parents of children on the bus. The students were taken home, fire officials said.

    Branford police are investigating.