Bus Crashes Twice
Bus slips off of two truck after accident, striking several cars. — A New Britain Transportation supervisor has been cited in connection with an investigation into a runaway bus in Plainville, Connecticut.
The transit bus hit the back of a car that was turning at a red light and four passengers and a driver were transported to a local hospital Wednesday morning.
Crews went to investigate and that’s when the bus was involved in a bizarre second crash.
The bus rolled over the wheel chocks and proceeded down a hill, westbound on Woodford Avenue and struck a Chevy pickup.
The pickup was then pushed into a Volvo SUV.
The drivers of both vehicles were transported to New Britain General Hospital to be treated of what appear to be non-life-threatening injuries according to police.
Police said on Wednesday afternoon that David Pizzo, of Middletown, a supervisor for New Britain Transportation, never set the brakes on the transit bus before leaving it and has been cited or failure to set brakes on a highway.
Police cited Joann Dean, of Beacon Falls, for the initial crash.
She turned into the path of the bus, causing it to strike her vehicle.
Dean was not hurt.