Crash involving bus stops traffic, no injuries reported

Sep 5, 2019

No major injuries were reported after an SUV and a school bus were involved in a collision on Reed Road  at around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Dartmouth police at the scene.

The bus was carrying students from the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School, and the SUV driver was seen by EMTs on-site and taken to the hospital for further assessment, according to police.

Dartmouth police posted photos from the scene on Facebook showing considerable damage to the SUV’s front left section as well as some damage to the left tire of the bus.

Traffic on Reed Road was stopped in both directions for around half an hour, resulting in backups on both Rt. 6 and I-195.

Buses from Dartmouth public schools were also stuck in the gridlock. A notice was sent out to parents about the possibility of buses running late.

Dartmouth Police Department’s Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating the incident.