Stamford. CT- On March 20th, 2015 at 12:24 PM, the Stamford Combine 911 Dispatch Center received a radio call from a Stamford Police Officer in the area that a bus full of students had hit a telephone pole and a house in the area of 117 Vine Road. Units from the Stamford Fire Department, Turn of River Fire Department and Stamford EMS were dispatched and responded to the scene.
First arriving units found a full size school bus that struck a pickup truck, a telephone pole and the front of a house at 118 Vine Road which sustained moderate damage to the front deck. The telephone pole was broken in half and was being supported by the wires. Approximately forty (40) children, with the assistance of the bus driver, had self-extricated themselves through the buses emergency exits.
Fire and EMS personnel began rapid triage of the students identifying five (5) children with minor injuries. Students that were not injured were transported back to the school to await the arrival of their parents. The building department was called to the scene to ensure no structural damage occurred to the residence as a result of being struck by the bus. Several more students were transported from the school after beginning to feel the effects of the accident. Ten students in all were transported to Stamford ER.
The cause of the accident is being investigated by the Stamford Police Department.
Captain Philip L Hayes, Public Information Officer
Stamford Fire Department
Photo’s Courtesy of The Stamford Fire Department