June 23, 2018
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Two hospitalized after car, school bus collide in West Bath

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

WEST BATH, Maine — A collision between a school bus and a passenger car Wednesday afternoon on State Road sent multiple people to hospitals, police said.

Initial investigative efforts revealed that a Ford passenger car driven by Philip Wallace, 30, of Phippsburg crossed the center line and struck a school bus operated by Raymond Bernier, 48, of Oakland, Chief Deputy Brett Strout of the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office said.

Seven passengers from Morse High School’s vocational program were aboard the bus, according to Strout, and two of them suffered minor injuries.

The crash occurred shortly after noon.

Bernier was not injured, but Wallace and his passenger, Rebecca Dyer, 34, of Phippsburg, suffered significant injuries, Strout said.

Wallace was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland and Dyer was taken to an undisclosed hospital in the Bath-Brunswick area, according to Strout.

State Road remained closed Wednesday afternoon while the accident was still under investigation.

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