Crash involving RIPTA bus, SUV sends 13 to hospital


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Thirteen people were taken to area hospitals Monday afternoon after a RIPTA bus collided with an SUV in Providence.

The crash took place around noon on South Main Street in the area of Power Street, causing traffic to come to a halt.

Deputy Fire Chief Steve Capracotta said both drivers and 11 bus passengers suffered injuries, all of which appeared to be minor.

“There might have been some broken ribs and broken bones,” he said. “Everybody was conscious, I’ll tell you that.”

A passenger of the SUV was unhurt in the crash, according to Capracotta.

Several neighboring communities including Cranston, Pawtucket and North Providence provided mutual aid.

A spokesperson for RIPTA said the agency is cooperating with police as they investigate the crash.

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