82-year-old woman seriously injured in head-on crash in Stamford – News 12 Connecticut

82-year-old woman seriously injured in head-on crash in Stamford - News 12 Connecticut

Car hits school bus head-on in Stamford, elderly driver hospitalized

An 82-year-old woman crashed head-on into a school bus on Newfield Avenue early Thursday afternoon. The woman was seriously injured. The bus driver and a high school age student were not injured.

An 82-year-old woman crashed head-on into a school bus on Newfield Avenue early Thursday afternoon. The woman was seriously injured. The bus driver and a high school age student were not injured.

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An 82-year-old woman crashed head-on into a school bus on Newfield Avenue early Thursday afternoon. The woman was seriously injured. The bus driver and a high school age student were not injured.

According to Booth, the crash occurred when a 2006 Toyota Camry driven by a woman was traveling northbound on Newfield Avenue when she allegedly drifted into the southbound lane hitting the bus head-on, he said.

One Seriously Injured When Car Hits School Bus Head-On, Stamford Police Said

An 82-year-old woman crashed head-on into a school bus on Newfield Avenue early Thursday afternoon. The woman was seriously injured. The bus driver and a high school age student were not injured.

The incident took place around 12:21 p.m., Thursday, March 28, at 765 Newfield Ave., said Stamford Police Sgt. Jeff Booth with the Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Squad.

STAMFORD —An elderly driver was seriously injured Thursday when her car struck a school bus head-on causing the bus to crash into a utility pole near 758 Newfield Avenue just before 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Firefighters from Stamford Fire Rescue and the Belltown Fire Department used the jaws of life to cut the roof off a Toyota Camry in order to extricate the 82-year-old woman who was driving the car.She was then rushed to Stamford Hospital where she was being treated for what police say are “very serious injuries.”

The woman, who needed to be extricated, was transported to Stamford Hospital with serious injuries, where she underwent surgery, Booth added.

The bus was carrying one student from the J.M. Wright Technical High School. Both the student and the bus driver were taken to Stamford Hospital with minor injuries, police said.

The crash closed the roadway for several hours. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.

Police Sgt. Jeffrey Booth said the car was traveling northbound on Newfield Avenue when in veered into the southbound lane striking the bus, owned by First Student, head-on. Booth, who is conducting the investigation with Officer Lindsey Yanicky, said the impact caused the bus to veer to the right, mount a sidewalk and strike a utility pole.

The Camry,which sustained extensive damage, rolled backward before coming to a rest in a private yard.

Booth said the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Squad is conducting the investigation. Anyone who may have seen the collision, or has any information is asked to call (203) 977-4712.

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