Ten people were reportedly injured following a collision between a school bus and a minibus in Greenwich, according to local sources. Connecticut authorities responded to the public transit accident that sent 10 adults to Stanford Hospital. While no fatalities resulted from the crash, there were several injuries, and it is not clear at this time whether police will pursue charges against either of the drivers involved.
According to the limited information provided by the report, a minibus carrying seven developmentally disabled adults, a monitor and the driver was traveling on King Street in Greenwich on the afternoon of April 9 when the accident occurred. A school bus occupied only by a driver reportedly collided with the minibus. The minibus had been transporting the adults on board from a day rehabilitation program to various residences and group homes.
The force of the impact totaled the minibus, sending everyone involved to local hospitals. While most of the victims are considered to be in fair condition, at least one of the bus drivers was seriously injured. According to police, they are unsure what prompted the accident, and they closed the area for some time to facilitate an in-depth investigation into the cause of the crash.
A public transit accident could have had far more devastating consequences, but that does not mean the injured parties on the buses will not have a long road to recovery. This is why even in the absence of criminal charges, Connecticut law allows the injured parties to sue the driver deemed responsible for the accident for personal injury in civil court. Any evidence gathered by police that points to one or both drivers being at fault can be offered in court to support such a case.