RIPTA driver, 2 passengers sent to hospital after Newport crash

The front of a Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus is seen damaged after a crash in Newport, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (WLNE)

NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) — A Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus was involved in a crash Monday afternoon.

The front of a Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus is seen damaged after a crash in Newport, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (WLNE)

The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Admiral Kalbfus Road and Broadway.

The front of a Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus is seen damaged after a crash in Newport, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (WLNE)

According to Newport police, the RIPTA bus was stopped at a red light south on Broadway. As the light turned green, another car tried to take a left turn, causing the bus to stop.

Due to the road being wet, the bus slid and was unable to stop.

The front of a Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus is seen damaged after a crash in Newport, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (WLNE)

Two passengers and the bus driver were taken to Newport Hospital for minor injuries.

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