4 Students Sent To Hospital for Minor Injuries Stemming From 2 Car / School Bus Morning Accident

This article was published on: 12/12/17 5:41 PM by Mike Minarsky

On December 12, 2017 at approximately 8:40 A.M., members of the Plainfield Police Department, Plainfield Fire Department, American Legion Ambulance, Canterbury Ambulance, American Ambulance, and KB Ambulance responded to a three vehicle accident at the intersection of Academy Hill Road and Gallup Street in Plainfield, Connecticut.

Through investigation, it was determined that a blue 2017 Ford Fusion operated by 28 Year old Samantha Thereau, of Voluntown, was traveling westbound on Academy Hill Road. When Thereau attempted to make a turn on to Gallup Street, she was subsequently struck by the oncoming vehicle, a gray 2003 Lexus LS 430, traveling in the eastbound lane which was being operated by 66 year old Linda Gluck.  As a result of the collision, the Ford Fusion was pushed into a Dattco school bus being operated by 48 year old Maureen DeWolf, which was stopped at the stop sign at the end of Gallup Street.

Thereau along with her two passengers were transported to the Backus Hospital Emergency room in Plainfield to treat possible minor injuries.

Four of the students, two of which were age 5, one age 8, and one age 9, who were on the school bus, were also transported to the Backus Hospital Emergency room in Plainfield to treat possible minor injuries.

Thereau was issued an infraction for  Failure To Grant Right Of Way At An Intersection. This crash remains under investigation.

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