EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Multiple students were taken to hospitals after a school bus crash on Interstate 84 in East Hartford on Monday afternoon.
State police said, at around 1:20 p.m., the bus driver was in the right lane on the I-84 westbound Exit 57 off-ramp to Route 15 South when she lost control, striking the concrete barrier on the right shoulder. The bus then crossed both lanes and hit the concrete wall on the left shoulder.
There were 28 students on the bus at the time of the crash. State police said the bus driver, a 35-year-old woman from Stratford, and 16 students were taken to various hospitals for possible injuries.
State police said the bus driver was found at fault and was issued an infraction for failure to maintain the lane.
The crash shut down the I-84 westbound ramp to Route 15 South and the Route 5/15 southbound ramp before Exit 90 and the I-84 westbound split. All lanes have since reopened.