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School Bus Driver Injured in Hamden

Jonathan Hernandez9 months ago

 A school bus driver was injured in an accident in Hamden.

Details about the School Bus Accident

WTNH News is reporting that police in Hamden are investigating an accident in which a school bus collided with a tree on Wednesday morning.

According to police, the accident happened just after 8 a.m., when a school bus crashed into a tree on Brook Street. There were no children on the bus at the time of the accident, but the driver of the bus was trapped in the vehicle and emergency personnel who responded to the accident had to extricate the victim before she was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital.

The condition of the woman at the hospital is unknown at this time.

The accident remains under investigation by the Hamden Police Department.

Important Information about Collisions with Fixed Objects

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful death cases every year involving collisions with fixed objects:

  • A total of 7,508 people were killed in 2014 in collisions with fixed objects.
  • 47 percent of accidents involving a collision with a fixed object happened to involve collisions with trees.
  • 95 percent of fatalities from fix object collisions happened to include only one vehicle at the time of the accident.

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