PLAINVILLE — Fire Chief Richard Ball reports that the Plainville Fire Department and its mutual aid partners responded to three serious incidents in just 13 minutes on Monday afternoon.
The first of the incidents was reported at 3:08 p.m., when the Plainville Fire Department was dispatched to a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 495 north in which a vehicle struck a tree.
The driver of that vehicle was transported by a Plainville Fire Department ambulance to a regional trauma center with injuries that were believed to be serious. The Foxborough Fire Department also provided mutual aid at this crash.
At 3:15 p.m., the Plainville Fire Department was dispatched to a medical call at an address on Messenger Street. A North Attleboro ambulance, which responded as mutual aid, transported an individual to a local hospital from that call.
At 3:21 p.m., Plainville Fire and Police were dispatched to a crash involving a vehicle and a school bus in the area of 9 Messenger St.
The driver of the bus and six students who were aboard were not injured. The driver of the vehicle that struck the bus was transported to a regional trauma center by a Wrentham Fire Department ambulance, which responded as mutual aid. Another mutual aid ambulance from Foxborough also responded as mutual aid, and helped to evaluate the bus driver and students at the scene. Firefighters from North Attleboro provided mutual aid at this crash as well.
“Responding to three serious calls all within 13 minutes is a major challenge, and I am grateful to our mutual aid partners for supporting us and enabling us to address each of these incidents quickly and professionally,” said Chief Ball. “The mutual aid system enables all of our fire departments to count on the mutual aid from our partners in times like this, and the system came through for the Town of Plainville today.”