Crash between two school buses in Lincoln sends at least 6 students to hospital

(Marcos Valentin/WPRI)
(Marcos Valentin/WPRI)

LINCOLN, R.I. (WPRI) — A school bus for Davies Career-Tech High School in Lincoln crashed into another school bus just before 8 a.m. Friday, sending at least six students to area hospitals.

As many as four ambulances arrived to the scene at 50 Jenckes Hill Road to treat those suffering from minor back and neck injuries sustained in the accident.

According to Captain Philip Gould of the Lincoln Police Department, between six to 10 students went to the nurse’s office 45 minutes after the crash complaining of neck and back injuries. All injured students were taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Landmark Medical Center.

Gould said one of the buses was occupied, while the other was empty. They said one bus received minor damage during the crash.

Police are still investigating how the two buses collided but don’t anticipate filing any criminal charges.

“We’re not sure right now. It’s still under investigation how the buses came in contact,” said Gould. “We were told that they were only parked a few feet from one another at the time that one came in contact with the other.”

Police said they doubt charges will be filed because it doesn’t appear anyone involved was negligent.