5 people taken to hospital in Plainville crash - WFSB 3 Connecticut

5 people taken to hospital in Plainville crash

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Here is a photo of a bus crash in Plainville on Wednesday morning. Here is a photo of a bus crash in Plainville on Wednesday morning.
PLAINVILLE, CT (WFSB) -

Five people were taken to the hospital involving a CT Transit bus crash in Plainville on Wednesday morning.

The first accident happened in at Woodford and Crooked Street.

Plainville police said the vehicle, driven by Joann Dean of Beacon Falls, turned right on red at the intersection in front of the bus.

The CT Transit bus crashed into the back of the car driven by Dean, who was not injured and was cited for the red light violation.

Passengers on board the bus were taken to New Britain General Hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

When that accident was cleared, a wrecker was towing the bus away but the driver realized the bus was too heavy so he unloaded the bus from his wrecker.

But because the bus was parked in neutral gear and the chock blocks were not strong enough to hold it, it rolled down the street hitting a pick-up truck driven by Albert Paradis of Plainville and a Volvo driven by Jennifer Sklenka of Bristol.

Both Paradis and Sklenka were transported to New Britain General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said the driver of the bus, David Pizzo, never set the brakes on the transit bus before he exited it, so when the wrecker operator let the bus down it rolled forward.

He's been cited for failure to set brakes on a highway.

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