SUFFIELD, Conn. (WTNH)– Multiple people were hurt after a crash involving a bus and a pickup truck in Suffield Tuesday morning.
Police say just before 6 a.m., Suffield Police, EMS, and Fire Departments responded to an accident involving a pickup truck and a bus carrying local tobacco workers on Mountain Road. Police say 21 people were taken to local hospitals for non-life threatening injuries.
Cleared: Motor Vehicle Accident: SUFFIELD – RT 168 is Closed Between Mt. Rd & Phelps Rd. because of Motor Vehicle Accident (Vehicle Vs…
— Statewide CTDOT (@CTDOT_Statewide) July 25, 2017
Accident in #Suffield involves a pick up truck and a bus carrying farm workers. Rt.168 is expected to be closed for hours use Rt.187 as alt.
— Teresa Dufour (@teresadu4) July 25, 2017
Mountain Road (Hwy 168) was closed in both the east and westbound lanes from North Stone /South Stone to Phelps Road for several hours. Drivers were urged to use Route 187 as an alternative. That accident has been cleared however and road has been reopened.
Road closed due to motor vehicle accident. Mountain Road is closed from North Stone /South Stone to Phelps Road. Please avoid area.
— Suffield CT Police (@SuffieldPolice) July 25, 2017
There is no word on the cause of the crash. The incident remains under investigation by the Suffield Police Department with assistance from the State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicle Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Division.
Police are asking anyone that witnessed the accident or who may have been in the area of Mountain Road in Suffield between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday to call them as they continue their investigation. The number to call is (860) 668-3870.