The driver of a First Student school bus that hit a tree in Hamden on Wednesday morning suffered major injuries, according to the Hamden Fire Department.
The school bus crashed at Brook Street and Wintergreen Avenue around 8:11 a.m. and it took firefighters around half an hour to extricate the female driver because of severe damage to the front of the bus.
She was conscious when an ambulance transported her to Yale-New Haven Hospital, but firefighters described her injuries as major.
The driver was the only person on board at the time of the crash and it's not clear why the bus went off the road.
Brook Street is closed between Wintergreen Avenue and West Side Drive.
Police are investigating and ask anyone with information about the crash to call Officer Mark Atwater at (203) 281-8213.