Driver Fatigue a Factor in Yale Shuttle Bus Chain-Reaction Crash: Police

A Yale shuttle bus hit three parked and unoccupied vehicles in New Haven on Tuesday morning and police said driver fatigue was likely a factor.

Officials from the New Haven Fire Department said the shuttle hit a parked Toyota Camry at Whitney Avenue and Linden Street, sending the Camry underneath an SUV, which was partly in the air, sandwiched between the Camry and another vehicle. 

No students were on the shuttle bus. The only person on it was the driver, a 51-year-old New Haven man, who said he was at the end of his shift when veered into a line of parked vehicles, according to police.

The driver was  taken to the hospital to be evaluated and he was cited for failing to driver in proper lane, police said.

The scene is now clear and the road is open, but the cars the shuttle hit sustained a lot of damage. 

A Toyota Camry was totaled. The driver said police told him the shuttle bus driver fell asleep.

A Yale spokesperson said the university is thankful there are no serious injuries.

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