GREENWICH, Conn. (WTNH) — We just received this release from Greenwich police.
This afternoon, a small school bus, owned and operated by The Stanwich School of Greenwich, was traveling north on Stanwich Road carrying 13 high school students.
The bus was traveling between The Stanwich School’s Stamford Campus on its way to their Lower School campus located 257 Stanwich Road.
For a yet to be determined reason, the bus driver swerved across the road and struck a very large tree located on the west side of the road. This collision caused the bus to come to a near dead stop. No other vehicle was involved in the accident.
The force of the collision caused a significant intrusion into the passenger compartment in the area of the driver’s seat. The 74-year-old bus driver suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.
All the passengers within the vehicle were thrown forward causing some form of injury. The injuries range from bumps, bruises, and bloody noses to broken bones. None of the injuries at scene appeared to be life-threatening.
All 14 patients were transported to either the Greenwich Hospital Emergency Room (5 Patients) or to the Stamford Hospital Emergency Room (9 patients).
In addition to local emergency service personnel, both Stamford EMS and Access Ambulance (based out of Stamford) responded and transported (victims).
The parent notifications (were) handled by The Stanwich School’s Head of School Paul Geise and hospital staff.