Tire smashes RIPTA bus windows, injuring 2 people

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Two people were treated for injuries Monday after a loose tire apparently hit the side of a RIPTA bus and shattered two windows.

The incident took place around 10:45 a.m. on North Main Street.

Barbara Polichetti, RIPTA’s director of public affairs, tells 12 News is appears the tire fell from a pickup truck and came crashing into the side of the R-Line bus that was traveling southbound.

Two passengers were taken to the hospital by ambulance, according to Polichetti.

An investigation is now underway, and Polichetti said RIPTA is cooperating with police.

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