1 Dead, Several Hurt After School Buses Collide In Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Officials say a school bus driver may have suffered a heart attack before crashing into another school bus in Rochester, injuring an adult bus monitor and sending eight students to the hospital.

The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports that an executive with Monroe Transportation says the driver of one of the company’s small school buses possibly had a massive heart attack before sideswiping the other bus and a tree around 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Authorities say the driver of the small bus died at the scene. Company officials say he was a man about 30 years old.

City school district officials say eight elementary school students between ages 8 and 11 were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital. Four have been released and four others were being checked for non-life-threatening injuries. A bus monitor was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The three students on the other bus weren’t injured.