Greyhound bus collides with car in North Stonington on Route 2 - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Greyhound bus collides with car in North Stonington on Route 2

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A Greyhound bus carrying 38 people collided with a car on Route 2 in North Stonington on Sunday night.

The two-vehicle crash was reported at the intersection of Norwich-Westerly Road around 8 p.m.

According to police, a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu was making a left turn when police said the Greyhound bus passed the vehicle on the left side. During that time, police said the bus "sideswipped" the Malibu while on the two way road.

Following the crash, fire officials said the passenger in the car got out of the vehicle and tried to fight the bus driver.  However, authorities said cooler heads prevailed and work began on getting her out of the car.

Fire officials said the driver of the Malibu, 41-year-old Kimberly Ann Messinger, was trapped for 20 minutes before she was rescued. Messinger was rushed to Backus Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

The firefighters were able to rescue the 38 people on the bus by using the ladder. Fire officials said some passengers on the bus were later taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Foxwoods buses were called to the crash scene to get the remaining passengers to the casino and on with their trip.

The Malibu sustained front and driver side damage. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene, police said. 

No arrests were made in the crash.  

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