2 school buses involved in accident in Hanover; at least one student hurt

Posted Feb. 01, 2013, at 3:54 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 01, 2013, at 6:07 p.m.

HANOVER, Maine — Three ambulance companies have been called to respond to a four vehicle accident, including two school buses, on Route 2.

Emergency workers report that, according to a State Police officer at the scene, at least one student has been injured.

The accident, reported just after 3 p.m., involved two school buses — one from SAD 44 and another from Carrabassett Valley — and two passenger cars. Ambulances from Bethel Rescue, Tri-Town Rescue and Med-Care are responding.

According to an employee of Gordie Howe’s general store, which is near the accident scene, someone appears to have been turning left into the post office on Route 2 when the crash happened. Both cars “are sandwiched between those two buses,” he said.

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The store employee said two people have been moved into separate ambulances for treatment.

Police are closing a portion of the road by Gordie Howe’s to accommodate emergency responders.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.


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