Manchester police: Car collides with school bus with nearly 40 kids on board; no injuries

Police say the driver of the school bus and the students plus the driver and passenger of the Hyundai were all wearing seatbelts.

Lanette Espy

Jan 29, 2024, 5:21 PM

Updated 138 days ago

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A car and a school bus with 37 students on board collided Friday in Manchester, according to police.
It happened after school at 3:45 p.m. Officials say the bus was hit in the intersection of Colonial Drive and Route 37. No one was injured.
Police say a teen driver in a 2007 Hyundai Elantra was traveling west on Colonial Drive when they drove into a left turn only lane. The school bus was also traveling west on Colonial Drive but in the right lane attempting to make a left turn onto Route 37.
They say the Hyundai and the school bus both entered the intersection. The Hyundai was attempting to go straight in the left-hand turn lane while the bus was making a left turn.
The driver of the school bus, 50-year-old Lamont Lett, of Manchester, and all the students were wearing seatbelts, officials say. The driver and passenger of the Hyundai, both juveniles, were also wearing their seatbelts.
According to police, one student on the school bus reported a complaint of head pain and refused further medical attention while on scene.
Officials say the yellow 2017 Thomas school bus, owned and operated by Manchester Township Board of Education in Whiting, had minor damage on the driver’s side. They say the Hyundai suffered minor damage to the front passenger side of the vehicle.


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