Thursday at 10:15 am Salem Police, Fire and EMS responded to North Broadway for a reported 3 vehicle accident. On arrival they found a dump truck had rear-ended a Nissan pick-up which was then pushed into a school bus.
The bus was occupied by 43 children and adult chaperones, and had several people requiring medical attention. Salem Fire activated a level 2 Mass Casualty event bringing mutual aid resources from NH and Mass cities and towns.
Twenty-one people were transported to hospitals in Mass and NH with what appear to be minor injuries. Included in the twenty-one was the driver of the pick-up truck. The driver of the dump truck had no physical injuries and was not transported.
NHSP Troop G is investigating the accident in conjunction with Salem, NH Police department.
RGA Towing removed the pick-up truck from the scene
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