2 students, driver injured in fiery school bus crash in Fairfield


FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — The cause of a fiery school bus crash in Fairfield that injured three people Tuesday is under investigation.

Fairfield Fire Department (FFD) was called to the scene at about 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Mountain Laurel Road and Stroll Rock Common. Reports from arriving police officers on the scene said the bus was evacuated and the engine compartment was on fire.

Police used fire extinguishers to help suppress the fire until FFD arrived. When fire crews arrived, they saw the flames had spread into the driver’s compartment. The fire was brought under control within one minute of the fire engine’s arrival, FFD officials reported.

Four Fairfield school children were on board at the time of the crash. Two of the students sustained facial lacerations and the bus driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries; all three were taken to Bridgeport Hospital.

The front of the bus sustained major damage from the crash. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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