One taken to hospital when bus crashes in Plainville with students on board

PLAINVILLE, Mass. — Plainville Police are investigating the cause of a bus crash on Messenger Street.

After 8th-grader Brian Parkinson heard a bang, he says he found himself on the floor in the aisle of this bus with his phone ejected from his fingers.

“I think the other car was pulling out or pulling into wherever they were going, and they tried to stop. And we try to swerve off to the side, and somewhere they got hit,” said Parkinson, who was one of six K-8 students on board from of North Attleboro’s Saint Mary’s Sacred Heart School. “Some people hit their head against the window, but they said they were fine. They got checked out, and they said they were fine.”

They were heading home around 3:15 p.m. Monday when the front end on the driver’s side of a black Ford and the side of their bus collided.

People who live nearby heard the crash all up and down Messenger Street and ran to the scene to check on the driver.

“Something sounded like an explosion – completely shocked the house, rocked it,” said an anonymous witness. “He had a laceration on his head, and he was trying to get out, and I just told him you can’t move, you can’t get out of the car, you got to stay right where you are. He was confused. He must have maybe hit his head.”

Witnesses say the driver went in an ambulance to get checked out further while a few students were checked out at the scene.

A tow truck removed the damaged bus, while another bus took students back to school so their parents could pick them up.

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