Cohasset Police Department

Bus Crash Shuts Down Route 3A

On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at 4pm, Cohasset Police responded to Route 3A near Red Fox Lane for a reported motor vehicle crash involving a school bus and a pick-up truck.  En route to the scene, numerous 9-1-1 callers were reporting that the pick-up truck had been towing a utility trailer with a minivan on it, and the trailer had broken loose from the pick-up truck, and hit the school bus.

When officers arrived, they found both the north and south lanes of 3A blocked by wrecked vehicles.  The operator of the school bus, who is 49-years of age and from South Attleborough, reported that he worked for the Norfolk County Agricultural School, and was transporting a single student home to Scituate when the crash occurred.   He said that he was traveling south on 3A and felt a massive impact.  The male student on the bus, who is 16-years of age, was uninjured.

Officers then talked to the driver of the 2011 Ford pick-up truck that was dragging the trailer and minivan.  He is identified as a 57-year old male from Brockton and was uninjured as well.  He stated that he transports cars for a living, and had just loaded the minivan onto his trailer at a Cohasset car sales center.  He said that he started to drive north on 3A and felt the trailer begin to shake uncontrollability.  When he attempted to pull over, something came loose and the crash occurred.

Three vehicles and a utility trailer were towed from the scene.  Route 3A was shut down for approximately 2.5 hours while officers investigated the crash and tow companies cleared the debris.  The crash remains under investigation and no citations have been issued yet.