School Bus Accident Sends Two to Hospital
An accident involving a school bus sent two people to the hospital Monday.
Shortly before 5 p.m. on Monday, an accident involving a school bus and an SUV sent two to the hospital.
The call went out for an accident involving a school bus at 4:58 p.m. on Bolton Street. When fire fighters got to the scene, they found a school bus owned by NRT had collided with a Ford Explorer, according to a release from the fire department. The bus and the Explorer were heavily damaged, according to fire officials.
The two passengers on the bus, the driver and her daughter, were uninjured. The driver of the explorer also avoided injury. Two people in the SUV were injured, one with serious injuries, according to the release.
The passenger in the front seat of the explorer was transported to UMass Medical Center in Worcester with serious injuries. The passenger with minor injuries was transported to Marlborough Hospital.
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Engine 1, Rescue 1 and Car 2 were dispatched to the initial alarm with Engine 2 being called in for additional personnel. Two ambulances from Patriot EMS were requested.
Oil and coolant from the damaged vehicles leaked onto the roadway causing a hazardous condition, according to the press release. Tower 1 dropped off Speedy Dry to the scene to contain the spill.
All units cleared the scene by 6:15 p.m. Route 85 was shut down for a considerable amount of time for accident reconstruction and for the vehicles to be towed from the scene, according to the release.