Updated: Heavy delays, no serious injuries after crash involving school bus on Willow Street in Yarmouth

YARMOUTH – Traffic delays were reported on Willow Strert in Yarmouth after a collision between a school bus and an Eversource pickup truck. The crash happened just before 8 AM Friday. One person was evaluated at the scene. Firefighters mitigated a fluid spill. Delays were likely along the main artery to Hyannis from the Outer Cape. The crash is under investigation by Yarmouth Police.

Update: Willow Street is closed between Higgins Crowell Road and Camp Street.

Update: Willow was reportedly fully reopened at 9:15 AM. Residual delays were likely for a time.


Update: At 7:58 AM Yarmouth Police and Yarmouth Fire were dispatched to a truck vs school bus crash on Willow Street in West Yarmouth.  Initial investigation showed that the school bus was traveling north on Willow Street at the time of the crash. 

The crash occurred when a Chevrolet pickup truck, operated by a 61 yr. old male from Carver, MA, failed to yield when merging into traffic while exiting the Eversource facility.  The pickup truck struck the passenger side of the bus near the front wheel and door.

There were 8 children on the bus and the driver.  The driver was transported to CCH for evaluation.  All involved parties were evaluated by Yarmouth Fire at the scene. There were no other injuries reported and the children were transferred to another bus and brought to school.  Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

The driver of the pickup truck was issued a citation for failure to yield to traffic.

Traffic was diverted off of Willow Street for approximately 45 minutes.

The crash scene was handled with the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police.

Photos by John P. Carroll/CWN

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