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Bus Driver Hurt In Crash

BY DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT - A public bus driver was seriously injured in a crash yesterday and had to be airlifted to New Providence for medical treatment. Witnesses said Michael Thompson was pinned against the steering wheel of his bus for about half-hour as emergency personnel worked to free him. The accident occurred at the intersection of Settler's Way and Columbus Drive around 7.15pm on Tuesday. According to police reports, the head-on collision involved a white Mitsubishi van which was travelling west on Settler's Way, and a white Ford Clubwagon, which was travelling east. Firemen and EMS personnel responded to the scene. Both drivers were injured and were rushed to the Rand Memorial Hospital. The identity of the other driver was not released. Photo: Vandyke Hepburn

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