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Children Trapped In School Bus Rescued After Bus Slams Into Pole In Stamford

Live power wires came down on top of a school bus after it hit a utility pole.
Live power wires came down on top of a school bus after it hit a utility pole. Photo Credit: Google Maps/Street View

A smart-thinking bus driver saved three children who were trapped onboard their bus after the vehicle struck a utility pole, bringing live wires down on top of the bus.

The incident took place around 6:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Sunset Road and West Trail in Stamford, said Stamford Fire Chief Trevor Roach.

"The driver did the right thing and kept the children on the bus and called 911," the chief said.

Roach said the roads were very slippery at the time and likely caused the crash.

Eversource was contacted right away and was on the scene within 20 minutes to terminate power to the live wires, Roach said.

The three students onboard, from Rippowam and AITE schools, and the driver were safely removed from the bus within an hour.

No one was injured.

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