21 hospitalized following crash in Suffield
July 25, 2017 9:13 AM EST
By Rob Polansky
SUFFIELD, CT (WFSB) -
A bus carrying tobacco workers was involved in a crash with a pickup truck in Suffield on Tuesday morning.
According to police, it happened near 2075 Mountain Rd. just before 6 a.m.
Twenty one adults, many of them tobacco workers, were brought to the hospital as a result. Their injuries were described as non-life-threatening.
Police said 20 people were on the bus and one person was in the truck.
Mountain Road was closed from Phelps Road to North Stone Street.
The area is near Sunrise Park in Suffield.
Police said the truck was traveling eastbound when it collided with the bus.
The exact cause is still under investigation.
Police had the road closed for a few hours but were working to clear the scene around 8:30 a.m.
Officials say 21 people were taken to hospitals after a bus carrying tobacco workers collided head-on with a pickup truck Tuesday morning on Mountain Road.
The crash happened just before 6 a.m. near Sunrise Park, Fire Chief Chuck Flynn said. The bus was heading westbound when police believe it lost control.
Ambulances from around the area were called in to help take victims to five area hospitals, including St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Hartford Hospital.
In total, 20 people were transported from the bus and one person was transported from the pickup truck, Flynn said. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, he said.
Flynn said everyone was able to get out of the truck and the bus on their own. A small fire broke out in the bus, but a police officer quickly extinguished it. Firefighters were able to contain fuel that spilled from the bus, Flynn said.
All the workers injured were over the age of 18, police said.Sufffield police and the Department of Motor Vehicles are investigating