RIPTA bus involved in Portsmouth head-on crash

This is a photo of the RIPTA bus that was hit by a wrong-way driver on East Main Road in Portsmouth, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. (Portsmouth Rhode Island Fire Fighters)

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (WLNE) — A Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus was involved in a head-on crash in Portsmouth Tuesday afternoon.

The crash happened on East Main Road near Trinity Cemetery.

This is a photo of truck that crashed head-on into a RIPTA bus on East Main Road in Portsmouth, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. (Portsmouth Rhode Island Fire Fighters)

Cristy Raposo Perry, a spokesperson for RIPTA, told ABC 6 News that a pick-up truck driving the wrong way hit one of their buses head-on.

The Portsmouth Fire Department said three people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

No further information was immediately released.

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