4 Transported to the Hospital After School Bus, Car Collide in Hamden

Four people have been taken to the hospital after a school bus and a car collided in Hamden on Wednesday morning.

Hamden police and firefighters were called to a crash involving a school bus and a car at the corner of Lakeview and Benham streets around 7:30 a.m.

Based on the preliminary investigation, police say the driver of the school bus was stopped, waiting to turn left onto Lakeview Avenue, when a vehicle driven by a 30-year-old Hamden resident, was traveling east on Benham Street, “lost control of his vehicle on the wet roadway,” and hit the front of the school bus, police said.

The school bus was carrying Hamden students to New Haven Academy in New Haven.

A total of nine patients were assessed and treated by first responders, firefighters said.

Four students were on the bus at the time of the crash and two sustained head and neck injuries and were transported to the hospital, along with the bus driver, officials said.

New Haven Public Schools confirmed all parents were contacted.

The Hamden resident who was driving the car sustained serious injuries to his leg and hip and was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital. Three other people inside of the car refused medical treatment.

Firefighters did not release details about any potential injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Kevin Hall of the Hamden Police Department Traffic Division at (203) 230-4036.

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