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Camp Bus Driver Placed on Leave While Greenland, NH Crash Is Investigated

Police say the bus was carrying 11 children and two camp counselors when the driver suffered a medical emergency and drove off Interstate 95 and into a tree

What to Know

  • A school bus drove off Interstate 95 south in Greenland, New Hampshire and crashed into a tree on Friday morning.
  • New Hampshire State Police said it appears the driver had a medical episode but haven't said what the medical emergency was.
  • The driver has been placed on leave while the crash is being investigated, according Kittery's town manager.

The children and driver who were injured in a bus crash in Greenland, New Hampshire, on Friday have been released from area hospitals, and the driver has been placed on leave.

Town manager Kendra Amaral says the 21-year-old driver of the Kittery, Maine, recreation department van will be placed on leave as a matter of protocol while the town investigates the circumstances of the crash.

Amaral said Sunday that everyone who was injured has been released from area hospitals, including a child who was transported to a Boston hospital with serious injuries.

Police say the bus was carrying 11 children between the ages of 7 and 9, and two camp counselors to an adventure park when the driver suffered a medical emergency and drove off Interstate 95 and into a tree. Police have not said what the medical emergency was.

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