The vehicle was owned by Cyr Bus Line, a commercial carrier out of Old Town, Maine.
Meanwhile, a State Police cruiser, pulling off to the side of the highway just north of the bus crash, was hit from behind. No injuries are believed to have resulted.
The highway was shut down at the Route 133 exit for a short period of time while the helicopter landed to take the driver from the scene. Two of the lanes remained closed while the passengers were tended to by rescue crews. Two lanes of the highway were reopened by 9:30 p.m. The accident scene was located between Tenney and Jewett streets, which is north of the Route 133 exit.
It took several hours to remove the vehicle from the woods.
According to the University of Maine website, the women’s basketball team had a game against Boston University scheduled for tonight.