Motorcyclist killed in school bus crash in Wales | News


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WALES, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — We’re following breaking news out of Wales where we’ve just learned Wednesday’s crash involving a school bus and a motorcycle was fatal. 

According to Massachusetts State Police, the motorcyclist involved in the crash was pronounced dead on scene.

Police have not identified the victim, but State Police Lieutenant Sullivan confirms with Western Mass News he was a 53-year-old man from Somers, CT.

We’ve also learned the bus driver was taken to the hospital to be evaluated but is okay.

26 children were on the bus at the time of the accident which happened in the area of Stafford Road around 3:30pm.

They were evaluated on scene by Wales, Holland and Brimfield EMS personnel.  

State Police also say all the children on the bus were brought back to the Brimfield Police station where they were evaluated a second time by EMS.

They say there were no injuries reported to any of the children.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the bike was a 2004 Yamaha R1 motorcycle that was northbound on Stafford Rd. Simultaneously, the bus was southbound on Stafford. The vehicles collided at the intersection of Stafford and Ainsworth Hill Rd.,” says State Police representative, David Procopio. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by Wales police and MA State Police. 

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