Only minor injuries in Wallingford bus-car crash; no kids involved

Only minor injuries in Wallingford bus-car crash; no kids involved

WALLINGFORD — Officials say there were only minor injuries after a school bus and a Mercedes-Benz sedan collided late Tuesday afternoon on North Colony Road.

A call reporting the crash, which occurred near where North Colony Road intersects with Center Street and Hall Avenue, came in a few minutes after 4 p.m.

Police said there were no students on board the bus when the crash occurred. Police did not identify either of the drivers involved.

A full report on the collision, including the identifies of the parties, and any pending fines or charges, was not available.

Wallingford Public Schools Business Manager Dominic Barone confirmed in an email that a school district bus, owned by Durham School Services, was involved in the accident.

“Fortunately, there were no children on the bus at the time of the accident,” Barone wrote.

The Mercedes sedan appeared to show the most damage of the two vehicles, with its front end crumpled in on the driver’s side. The driver appeared to have suffered a possible leg injury, police said, although the extent of those injuries was not clear Tuesday evening.

Josh Carlson, owner of the Redscroll Records store across the street from the crash site, said he and store employees did not see or hear the crash when it happened. But they quickly became aware of it, once police cruisers with flashing lights and sirens arrived to the scene.

Carlson said that during the time he was out on the street, he did not see an ambulance respond to the scene.

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