Car slams into school bus

School bus crash on Highland Ave.  in Wallingford on April 10, 2014. (WTNH/ Joe Daddese)
School bus crash on Highland Ave. in Wallingford on April 10, 2014. (WTNH/ Joe Daddese)

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Six people, including four students, were sent to the hospital after a car slammed into the back of a small school bus in Wallingford, Thursday morning.

Police say there were three Betsy Ross Magnet School students and one bus driver on a short-style school bus when a 2003 Toyota Camry crashed into the back of it on Highland Avenue, around 8:11 AM.

The bus was stopped to pick up a fourth student with its warning lights flashing. The collision happened as that fourth student was stepping on the bus. This vaulted the bus forward and knocked that child to the ground, police said.

school bus crash wallingford

All four children and the bus driver were taken to area hospitals for minor injuries.

The driver of the Toyota, 42-year-old Darren Ford, of Meriden, was transported to Yale- New Haven Hospital for a substantial head laceration.

The road was closed for two hours following the crash. It is still under investigation.

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