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Driver, student sustain minor injuries in bus crash

Two ConVal school buses sit on the side of Route 202 Friday after they collided near the entrance to ConVal High School.

Two ConVal school buses sit on the side of Route 202 Friday after they collided near the entrance to ConVal High School. Purchase photo reprints at Photo Finder »

PETERBOROUGH — A school bus driver and a ConVal High School student were treated for minor injuries after two school buses collided near the high school on Friday.

Police and bus company officials said Amanda Carignan of Bennington was driving a full-size bus north on Route 202 with several high school students on board when she slowed for traffic near the jug-handle entrance to the high school. Carignan’s bus was rear-ended by a second bus with about 10 high school students aboard, which was driven by Amy Wing, 39, of Bennington.

The accident occurred at about 7:12 a.m., according to Dave Carter, the terminal manager for Student Transportation of America, which provides bus service to the ConVal School District.

Carignan, 31, and a student on her bus were taken by ambulance to Monadnock Community Hospital, where they were treated and released.

Carter said the buses were driven onto the shoulder of the highway and the students on both buses were transferred to a third bus, which took them to the high school.

Carignan’s bus had minor damage to the rear bumper, Carter said, and Wing’s bus had minor damage to the front bumper, hood and crossing gate. Both buses were driven away.

Police said the accident remains under investigation.

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