School bus accident snarls traffic in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A New Haven school bus carrying students to Foran High School in Milford was involved in a crash Wednesday morning that snarled traffic downtown.

Just before 7:00 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of Fitch and Blake streets on reports of a crash. Upon arrival, officers discovered the bus with three teenage students on board. Two other cars were also involved in the accident.

Officers are still conducting their investigation, but they said they believe the bus had the right of way as it was heading west on Blake Street. One of the involved, a Mazda, was heading south on Fitch Street, and appeared to have not stopped at a flashing red traffic signal. The second car involved, a Mercedes Benz, was stopped at the light at the time of the accident.

One of the bus passengers, a 14-year-old girl, was taken to the hospital for evaluation. She has since been released. Both occupants of the Mercedes Benz were also evaluated for injuries. The operator of the Mazda, a 44-year-old woman, was taken to the hospital and treated for a shoulder injury.

State officials will continue to inspect both the bus and the light cycle pattern as the NHPD’s investigation continues.

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