No serious injuries following Berlin school bus crash

Published on Friday, 1 September 2017 09:23
Written by LISA BACKUS


BERLIN – No students were injured when a car rear-ended the back of a stopped school bus this morning on Middletown Road, police said.

A bus headed east carrying three students was stopped just west of Renee Drive with the “stop” placard out when a driver also traveling east slammed into the rear-end of the bus, Deputy Chief John Klett said.

The car was heavily damaged but the driver was not injured, he said. Fire companies were called to the scene to deal with a fluid spill from the collision. The bus was also damaged but not as seriously as the car, Klett said.

The driver said he couldn’t see the bus with the glare from the sun. He was issued a ticket for following too closely, Klett said.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, General News on Friday, 1 September 2017 09:23. Updated: Friday, 1 September 2017 10:55.