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Motorist severely injured when car, school bus collide in Maine; 10 student-passengers OK


NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine — Maine officials say a school bus and a car have collided head-on in New Gloucester.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says 59-year-old Robert Doughty Jr. of Yarmouth was driving Wednesday on Route 231 when his car went off the road, he overcorrected and crossed into the path of the school bus.

The sheriff's office says the car driver suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to Central Maine Medical Center. The bus driver, 56-year-old Kathleen Allen of Gray, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The sheriff's office says the 10 children on the bus, ages 9 and 10, weren't injured and were taken by another bus to Dunn School.

Both vehicles were heavily damaged; part of the road was closed for about three hours during the accident investigation.

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