Five hospitalized after Princeton bus crash

A coach bus carrying Princeton students to New Haven for Saturday’s football game between the Bulldogs and the Tigers crashed into a West Haven building at 10 a.m. on Saturday, sending four students and the driver to the hospital with injuries.

The accident took place ten minutes from Yale’s campus, just off the ramp of Exit 43 of the I-95 highway. The bus crashed into a building belonging to the Anderson Glass Company.

According to the Associated Press, at least six ambulances arrived on the scene to transport injured students to the hospital. Princeton administrators confirmed the crash to the Daily Princetonian but did not provide further details.

Director of Athletics Victoria Chun told the News that Yale has responded swiftly to the incident.

“When we were made aware of the accidents, Yale’s Office of Emergency Management immediately worked with the Yale Police Department to help transport the Princeton students from the site of the accident to the Bowl,” Chun said.

No student-athletes were involved in Saturday’s crash. Princeton students who were unharmed by the crash were placed on another bus and transported to the game. Fox61 reported that the cause of the crash is believed to have been a brake failure.

The buses from Coach USA were organized by Princeton’s Undergraduate Student Government to transport Princeton students to the Yale Bowl in time for Saturday’s 12:30 kick off. The Tigers are currently the Ivy League’s only undefeated team, and a victory over the Bulldogs would guarantee them a share of the conference crown.

Kickoff was unaffected by the crash. Princeton scored the game’s first touchdown just 10 seconds into the contest.

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