Waterbury bus incident injures juvenile pedestrian

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WATERBURY — A school bus and pedestrian collision on Blush Hill Rd. resulted in serious injuries for a 12-year-old child on May 15.

At 8:11 a.m., authorities were called to the scene near Kimberly Ln. where a Freightliner school bus, driven by 77-year-old Bob Littletree of West Hartford, had an encounter with a juvenile pedestrian.

According to the Vermont State Police, the bus was moving at a slow speed of about 5 mph in cloudy and foggy conditions with wet roads.

The child, whose identity has not been disclosed due to age, reportedly ran in front of the bus and was struck before the vehicle came to a complete halt.

The juvenile was swiftly transported to Central VT Medical Center with serious injuries that were determined to be non-life-threatening.

Eleven other students aboard the bus at the time of the incident were unharmed.

They were later moved to another bus to continue their journey to school.

The accident led to a closure of the affected portion of Blush Hill Rd. for about two and a half hours as investigators and emergency crews attended to the scene.

The investigation into the specifics of the crash is ongoing, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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