2012-02-01 / Maine

5 taken to hospital after bus collision

FARMINGTON ( AP) — Police say a tractor- trailer slid head-on into a school bus, sending five students to the hospital in western Maine.

Fourteen students from Mt. Blue Middle and High schools were on the bus when the crash occurred Tuesday afternoon in Farmington. Police Officer William Tanner tells the Sun Journal that the five who were taken to the hospital received minor injuries.

Police say the bus was stopped when the tractor-trailer avoided another vehicle before sliding into the bus nose first, pushing it back 30 feet.

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