At approximately 9 a.m. today, responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a school bus.
The school bus was stopped in front of 235 Mansfield Ave., preparing for children to board, when it was struck from the rear by a pick-up truck. The bus was headed to the on W. Main Street. Nine children were on the bus, but none were injured.
The J.C. Solmonese School principal, Riita Bolten, and school nurse, Christine Lyons, responded to the scene to assist. Another school bus arrived to transport the children to the school. The bus was able to be driven from the scene with minor damage.
"We boarded the bus and insured that the students were all right," Bolton said. "When a replacement bus arrived, we helped the bus driver get the students safely on that bus. Once the students were on the bus, the driver continued on the route and we drove to school to call all parents whose students were on the bus. Once the students arrived to school, the nurse checked again any student whose parents had asked her to do so."
No charges were filed in the incident and no one involved was injured. The incident is under investigation by Ptlm. Marc Robichaud.