Bus Crashes Twice

Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 9:01am

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.

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