Tuesday, August 12, 2014

WRTA Bus Crash

June 24, 2013

A Worcester Regional Transportation Authority bus crashed into a home at 24 Swanson Rd. in Auburn
Monday night. The call was received at 5:07 p.m. On arrival there were 8 people injured from the

Ambulances from Worcester EMS, Oxford, Leicester and Auburn transported the patients to both St.
Vincent’s Hospital and UMASS University Campus. Auburn’s Rescue 1 was assisted on scene by
Worcester Fire Department’s Rescue 1. “The extrication was very lengthy and complicated”, said
Auburn Fire Chief Stephen M. Coleman Jr. It took an hour and fifteen minutes to remove the driver of
the WRTA bus.

At the time of the accident there was a mother and her three children in the home. They were all taken
to the hospital for minor injuries.

Contact:  Chief Stephen M. Coleman Jr.