HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Hamden Police responded to the scene of a serious crash with injuries involving a city bus and a vehicle Monday morning.
Police said it happened at the intersection of Whitney Avenue (Route 10) and Knoll Drive in Hamden, near the Cheshire line.
Police said preliminary investigation revealed that a vehicle turned in front of the bus on Whitney Avenue from Huntington Circle after failing to stop at a stop sign. The vehicle sustained extensive damage in the crash. Police said the occupants of the vehicle were reportedly stealing mail from mailboxes prior to the crash.
Police said the driver of the suspect vehicle was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital with life-threatening injuries. There were also two passengers in the vehicle that fled the scene, according to police. Hamden Police apprehended both of those passengers a short time later with the assistance of Cheshire Police. One of the passengers from that vehicle was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital with minor injuries.
The bus driver was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. There were two passengers on the bus with no reported injuries.
Police said one of the passengers of the suspect vehicle, 21-year-old Ali Mohamad Sanoh from the Bronx, New York, was arrested and charged with Interfering with Police and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 6th Degree. He was held on a $25,000 bond and given a court date of Oct. 25 at Meriden Superior Court.
According to police, the identity of the driver and second passenger of the suspect vehicle is still under investigation and additional arrests are expected.
Route 10 was closed in both directions for several hours while police investigated the crash.