NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Two children from Greylock School were taken to Berkshire Medical Center's satellite emergency facility for an evaluation after the bus they were on was involved in a three-vehicle accident. Police said there were no serious injuries.
The accident occurred shortly after school got out at 3 p.m. A black Subaru Outback was attempting to exit Protection Avenue onto State Road and the driver had edged out to far into the travel lane. Police were not sure if the driver had been trying to see around a utility pole. The red Jeep Wrangler was heading west and was clipped by the Subaru, sending it directly into the bus.
The Dufour school bus was oriented eastbound and stopped in the middle turn lane. Neither the bus nor Jeep appeared to have any serious damage and the Subaru incurred damage on the left front fender. The driver of the Jeep was also taken by ambulance to the emergency room.
A second bus was dispatched to pick up the students from Bus 1 at the scene to bring them back to Greylock Elementary School, where parents had been asked to pick up their children, according to the school district. Normal bus operations will resume Friday.
The Subaru was removed by Dean's Quality Towing and the Jeep by Mohawk Auto. The bus was driven away.
North Adams Fire and Police, Northern Berkshire EMS and Adams Ambulance responded to the scene. The road was closed for about an hour.
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North Adams Vaccine Clinic Passes 16,000 Doses Given
By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — More than 16,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered through the Northern Berkshire vaccine clinic.
Board of Health Chairman John Meaney, who as general manager of Northern Berkshire EMS has been part of the group operating the clinic, said it wasn't clear how many North Adams residents that included.
As of last week, more than 5,000 residents in North Adams and Clarksburg had received at least one dose. The state tracks inoculations by ZIP code, which the city and town share, and may also include the town of Florida. The Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative is open to any Massachusetts residents and those who work or attend school here but reside in other states.
The clinic has been able to administer double the number of doses when it first opened, with more than 1,500 per clinic last week. But the number is dependent on the doses the collaborative gets from the state.
The General Government budget is up 12 percent, or $156,083, over this year's budget of $1,245,525. Bernard reminded the committee that this year's budget line had been reduced by moving some items to reserve accounts to balance the full budget for what was expected to be a tough fiscal year... click for more
The program is open to high school and post-secondary students ages 14 to 22 with a documented disability. The program's goal is to equip students with the skills they need to enter the post highschool world.
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