Students, driver injured in Canterbury school bus crash

CANTERBURY, Conn. (WTNH)– Students and a driver have been injured in a school bus crash that closed a road in Canterbury Tuesday morning.

Police say troopers responded to Route 169 after a student on board the school bus reported the accident involving the bus and a car. Police say the driver of the car had to be extricated but suffered a minor injury.

driver on stretcher Students, driver injured in Canterbury school bus crash
(WTNH/ Stephanie Simoni)

Students on board the bus sustained minor injuries. 32 people were taken to Backus Hospital for treatment.

The bus was heading to Griswold High School and Norwich Tech.  The Canterbury Superintendent and parents of the students on the bus came to the scene before the students were taken to the hospital.

Route 14 and Route 169 are closed in both directions at Bennett Pond Road.

The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.

News 8 has a crew on the scene. Check back for more updates.

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