Charles and Wakefield Streets Have Since Been Reopened
Note: This version includes photos, who’s investigating the crash and an update regarding the road closures.
READING — Chief David Clark reports that the Reading Police Department responded to a crash involving a school bus earlier today.
At approximately 4 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Charles and Wakefield Street for a report of a crash involving a school bus carrying children. Upon arrival, officers learned that a bus and motor vehicle had collided.
The school bus was leaving Camp Rice Moody. There were 18 students on the bus at the time of the crash.
Three individuals involved in the incident, two children on the school bus and the female operator of the motor vehicle, sustained injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. The children were treated on scene by members of the Reading Fire Department and released to their parents. The female operator was transported by North Reading Fire Rescue to an area hospital.
A reunification center was established at the J.W. Killam Elementary School for parents to pick up their children.
The area of Charles and Wakefield Street was closed while the scene was still active. The road has since been reopened.
This incident remains under investigation by the Reading Police Department and Massachusetts State Police.