Rt 4 Closed at Harwinton Burlington Line, Life Star Called — Two Separate Accidents, One Involving a School Bus

Rt. 4 closed at the Burlington and Harwinton town line due to a serious crash | Mike Uchalid

Part of Route 4 is closed in Harwinton due to a serious crash.

FOX61 reports officials say the crash happened on the Burlington town line with Harwinton, and now Route 4 is shut down to all traffic between Terryville Road (Route 72) and County Line Road.

Burlington fire officials say that the Life Star helicopter responded to the scene.

According to officials, the driver hit a vacant bus, and then later crashed near White Oak Drive. The bus driver was able to get ahold of the license plate number. Police said they didn’t chase the driver.

The road is likely to be closed for several hours, the fire department said, and people should avoid the area.

At least one person was seriously injured when a driver who hit a school bus in Burlington crossed Route 4 in Harwinton and hit another car head-on Wednesday morning, according to police.

The second crash happened around 8 a.m. near Route 72 and state police said Route 4 will be closed for a while.

Burlington police said the driver sideswiped a school bus and drove off. No children were on the bus at the time of the crash.

Photo (c) Harwinton Fire Department

As crews were responding to the crash involving a school bus, crews were called to a more serious crash after the driver hit another car head-on, police said.

Three people were in the two vehicles and the driver believed to have struck both vehicles was flown by LifeStar medical transport helicopter to Hartford Hospital, according to police.

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