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

One person seriously injured in a multivehicle accident involving two schoolbuses on Friday afternoon on Route 2 in Hanover is taken from a snowbank to a waiting Med-Care Ambulance by an ambulance crew and firefighters.
Terry Karkos | Sun Journal
One person seriously injured in a multivehicle accident involving two schoolbuses on Friday afternoon on Route 2 in Hanover is taken from a snowbank to a waiting Med-Care Ambulance by an ambulance crew and firefighters.
Posted Feb. 01, 2013, at 3:54 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 01, 2013, at 6:07 p.m.
Parents of schoolchildren on two school buses involved in a multivehicle accident Friday afternoon on Route 2 in Hanover wait for firefighters to escort their children to waiting ambulances in the Hanover Post Office parking lot for evaluation before parents could then take their children home.
Terry Karkos | Sun Journal
Parents of schoolchildren on two school buses involved in a multivehicle accident Friday afternoon on Route 2 in Hanover wait for firefighters to escort their children to waiting ambulances in the Hanover Post Office parking lot for evaluation before parents could then take their children home.
West-bound traffic waits from Hanover near Gordie Howe's Store on Route 2 all the way back to Route 5 in Rumford while emergency responders handled a multi-vehicle accident near the store that involved two school buses. The highway was closed for a few hours.
Terry Karkos | Sun Journal
West-bound traffic waits from Hanover near Gordie Howe's Store on Route 2 all the way back to Route 5 in Rumford while emergency responders handled a multi-vehicle accident near the store that involved two school buses. The highway was closed for a few hours.
Route 2 in Hanover was shut down for a few hours on Friday afternoon following a multivehicle accident involving two schoolbuses. It is believed that only one person was seriously injured.
Terry Karkos | Sun Journal
Route 2 in Hanover was shut down for a few hours on Friday afternoon following a multivehicle accident involving two schoolbuses. It is believed that only one person was seriously injured.

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.

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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