A school bus hit the rear end of an automobile at the intersection of Main Street and Park Street near Simonton Corner in Rockport a little before 3 p.m. on May 4.

According to Rockport Police Sgt. Travis Ford, Kathleen Hendrick, 61, of Rockport was driving her sedan south on Park Street, stopped at the intersection and then proceeded on Park Street, stopping and signaling a left turn into her driveway just beyond the crossroads. A 13-year-old female, also of Rockport, was a passenger in the car.

The Maine School Administrative District 28 school bus carrying 20 students between the ages of 12 and 18 was traveling behind the car and stopped at the stop sign but then continued through the intersection and hit the sedan. The bus was driven by Howard Brown, 47, of Camden.

Hendrick was transported to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport by a Camden First Aid Association ambulance. Emergency medical personnel checked the condition of the students on the bus. No students were transported for further care.

A section of Park Street was closed for a short time.

According to Ford, there was very minimal damage to the rear of the sedan. The bus received some scratches, he said.

The Herald Gazette Reporter Shlomit Auciello can be reached at 207-236-8511 or by e-mail at sauciello@villagesoup.com.