Special-needs students evaluated after bus is hit by car
Updated 5:03 pm, Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Four special-needs students were hospitalized for evaluation Wednesday morning after the school bus they were riding in was struck by a car on Kings Highway East.
The students' condition was evaluated as a precaution, and none of the other people involved in the accident were seriously injured, according to Sgt. Sue Lussier, a police spokeswoman, although the bus driver and the drivers of both cars complained of neck and back pain.
The accident took place around 7:30 a.m. when Colchester resident Amanda Pinto, 22, tried to turn left from Berwick Avenue onto Kings Highway. She told police she did not see the school bus, which was traveling east on Kings Highway. After striking the bus, Pinto's car travelled across the road and hit another car that was headed west on Kings Highway.
Pinto was issued an infraction for failure to grant the right-of-way at a stop sign.
Lussier said the students were being transported on a bus owned by We Transport LLC and were on their way to a regional arts school in Bridgeport.