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10/23/2019 - 10/23/19-Motor Vehicle Accident - Involving a School Bus - Benham Street-Lakeview Avenue

Date:  October 23, 2019
Contact:  Captain Ronald Smith

Phone:  (203) 230-4029

PIO#: 19-147

This morning, at approximately 7:15a.m. Hamden Police responded to the intersection of Benham Street and Lakeview Avenue on the report of a motor vehicle accident involving a school bus. 

A preliminary investigation has revealed that the operator of the school bus was stopped, waiting to turn left onto Lakeview Avenue. A second vehicle, which was operated by a 30 year-old Hamden resident, was traveling eastbound on Benham Street. The operator of the second vehicle “lost control of his vehicle on the wet roadway.” The driver’s side of the vehicle struck the front of the school bus.

The 30 year-old Hamden resident sustained serious injuries to his leg and hip. He was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital by American Medical Response. 

The school bus was carrying 4 teen-aged passengers that attend New Haven Academy. Two of the teens were transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital by ambulance. They sustained head and neck injuries. The bus driver was also transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital with “aches and pains.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Kevin Hall of the Hamden Police Department Traffic Division at (203) 230-4036.

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