No serious injuries hurt in crash between school bus, car in Great Barrington

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GREAT BARRINGTON >> No one was seriously hurt in a crash between a school bus and car early Friday morning, according to Police Chief William Walsh Jr.

The crash happened on Park Street in Housatonic near Cone Avenue at about 7:30 a.m.

A 2001 Ford Escort was traveling north on Park Street when the driver lost control and crashed into a school bus carrying 27 students, ages 12 to 18, in the southbound lane.

There were no serious injuries, but the driver of the Ford, a 17-year-old female, was transported by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center.

Berkshire Hills Regional School Superintendent Peter Dillon and Monument Mountain Regional High School Principal Marianne Young arrived on the scene and assisted with releasing students to parents or boarding them onto a new bus to school. Parents were notified immediately by school officials.

"Fortunately, no one was seriously injured as a result of this crash," Walsh said in a news release. "Thanks to the quick response of police, fire and EMS and the assistance from school personnel, operations on scene ran smoothly and we were able to get all students safely to school."

In addition to police, the Great Barrington Fire Department and the Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Squad responded to the crash.

The school bus sustained moderate damage and was driven away from the scene afterward.

The crash is under investigation by Great Barrington Police Officer Adam Carlotto.


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