Four elementary school students and the driver were injured after the van bringing them home from school swerved to avoid a pedestrian and struck two trees on Wednesday afternoon in Enfield, according to police and school officials.
The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. on Moody Road. School officials said a van was bringing students home from the CREC Museum Academy in Bloomfield, a public school for students in Pre-K through fifth grade.
All four students were taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., according to police.
Police said one student was seriously injured and lost consciousness at the scene. That student remains in the hospital, according to a statement from CREC.
The three others received cuts and bruises.
Parents of the injured students met with the school superintendent at the hospital, according to CREC officials.
Moody Road was shut down near the intersection of Somers Road for several hours while authorities investigated and worked to clear the scene.
An investigation is underway.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Enfield Police Officer Dubiel at 860-763-6400.