Reading Police Responding to Crash Involving School Bus

Charles and Wakefield Streets Have Since Been Reopened

Reading, MA — Chief David Clark reports that the Reading Police Department is currently responding to a crash involving a school bus.

At approximately 4 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Charles and Wakefield Street for a report of a crash involving a school bus carrying children. Upon arrival, officers learned that a bus and motor vehicle had collided.

The school bus was leaving Camp Rice Moody. There were 18 students on the bus at the time of the crash.

At this time it’s reported that three individuals, two children on the school bus and the driver of the motor vehicle, sustained injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. The children were treated on scene by members of the Reading Fire Department and released to their parents. The driver is being transported by North Reading Fire Rescue to an area hospital.

A reunification center has been established at the J.W. Killam Elementary School, 333 Charles St., for parents to pick up their children.

The area of Charles and Wakefield Street will be closed due to the ongoing investigation until further notice. Drivers should avoid the area.

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