Woman struck by school bus

UPDATED THURSDAY 2 P.M. — Greenwich police are investigating a Monday afternoon accident that left a 57-year-old Greenwich woman in the hospital with what are described as “quite severe injuries” but she is expected to life.

The woman was identified this week as Dolores Nieto-DeFlores, 57, of 41 Woodland Drive in town. According to Lt. Kraig Gray, the Greenwich Police Department’s public information officer, a small school bus carrying five children from a local private school struck the Ms. DeFlores in the area of Glenville Road and Lake Avenue near the entrance to the Rock Ridge private road.

According to police, the force of the collision threw Ms. DeFlores onto the road where she hit her head, suffering an additional injury. She then slid into the oncoming lane of traffic, police said in a press release, but fortunately was not struck by any other vehicles.

 

She was transported to Stamford Hospital where she was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit for treatment of her injuries. As of Thursday afternoon she is reportedly in stable condition. No charges have been filed and police have said that the driver of the bus acted appropriately given the circumstances. There are no crosswalks in the area.

The school was contacted and arranged for the care of the students onboard the bus and their transportation from the scene of the crash. Neither the bus driver nor any of the students was injured. Due to the ages of the students, their identities and the identity of their school is not being released.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that there were no crosswalks in the area of the collision.

Greenwich-post.com will have details on any additional information released by police.

 

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