Students were injured after a crash involving a school bus on Interstate 384 in Manchester on Tuesday afternoon, police said.
The two-vehicle crash was reported on the westbound side of I-384 near 4 around 4 p.m. Police said the bus was rear-ended by another vehicle.
Police said 25 children were on board of the bus at the time of the crash.
Officials said the school bus was from Bolton Elementary School headed to East Hartford.
Students were injured in the crash but their injuries are being described as “minor.” Five ambulances were called to the scene and there was possibly 25 patients, state police said.
Officials from Ambulance Service of Manchester said nine students were transported by ambulance to area hospitals, while three students refused care and 18 other students were transported to area hospitals by bus.
EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) –Connecticut Natural Gas employees were evacuated after a small explosion and fire was reported near the building in East Hartford on Wednesday afternoon.
The small explosion was reported in an outbuilding on Meadow Street, which is used to fill natural gas trucks around 12:30 p.m. The building is in a parking lot and away from other buildings.
The fire chief said a mechanic was filling a truck when a compressor exploded and created a small fire along with the explosion. The worker’s hands and head were burned and the explosion caused the panels of the building to partly pop off.
“It sounded like a dumpster and then all the emergency crews showed up,” said Lucie Wilson of East Hartford.
Sources told Eyewitness News that the explosion shook the building.
The outbuilding holds three gas tanks, all used to fuel the company’s natural gas powered vehicles.
“That system has been in place … CNG uses natural power gas and this is the first time we’ve ever run across an incident like this,” Fire Chief John Oates said.
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A man wanted for a robbery in Vernon has been arrested after leading police on a chase that ended in Hartford.
Police said the suspect robbed the CVS on Talcotville Rd in Vernon early Wednesday morning. After that, police said the suspect led police on a chase through several towns and eventually ended in Hartford.
According to police, the suspect rammed a Hartford police cruiser and a state trooper vehicle before the driver fled on foot. Read the full article here…