MARSHFIELD – Police and firefighters say a Ford station wagon ran a stop sign at the intersection of Route 3A and Old Main Street in Marshfield, causing a collision with a South Shore Community Action Council bus.
The three women in the station wagon all sustained injuries. Rescue workers use hydraulic rescue tools to remove the two women on the passenger side of the car. They were taken by medical helicopter to Tufts Medical Center at Massachusetts General Hospital with possibly life threatening injuries, according to Marshfield fire chief Kevin Robinson. The third was transported to South Shore hospital.
Of the 11 students and 2 adults on the bus, none were injured. Fire Capt. Anthony Boccuzzo attributed this to the fact that they were all wearing seat belts.
“It’s unusual, but it made all the difference,” he said.
The bus carried preschool students headed to South Shore Head Start and Day Care, located on Webster St. in Marshfield.
Authorities say the bus was heading north on Route 3A when it collided with the station wagon, which was heading east on Forest St.
The students were brought back to school to be picked up by their families.
The scene was cleared at about 2:30 p.m.