An afterschool bus accident injured nine children in Hartford, CT. The bus was driving too close to an SUV in front of it and rear ended the vehicle at an intersection. At the time of the accident the bus driver, Linda Torres, was taking the students home from an after-school program at Global Communications Academy. The principal of the school and several parents were at the scene of the accident.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Weston and Jennings Road in Hartford. Police and emergency medical services responded to the accident and worked to treat and access the condition of the children. 21 students, ages 6 through 14 were on the bus and nine were taken to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center by ambulance. All of the injured students were treated and released the same day.
At the time of this report the condition of the occupants of the SUV were not available.
The bus driver, Linda Torres, was unharmed in the accident. Police issued her a ticket for tailgating.
The staff and attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren hope that all of the injured students heal quickly and recover fully from their injuries.