School bus driver cited after Coventry crash

COVENTRY, R.I. (WPRI) — A crash involving a school bus and two other vehicles caused backups on Route 102 Monday morning.

The crash took place around 6:45 a.m. near the intersection with Perry Hill Road, according to Coventry police.

It’s unknown at this time what caused the school bus and a pickup truck to collide. A third vehicle was also involved.

Police said two drivers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Eight students were on board the bus at the time, but none were injured.

“You just don’t know what you’re going to be faced with,” Western Coventry Fire Chief Jim Cady said. “The school bus could be filled with 33 school children, and luckily today it wasn’t.”

The school bus operator was cited for failing to stop or yield at an intersection, according to police.

All three vehicles were towed from the scene.