Three people were injured in an accident involving a Sag Harbor school bus and an SUV on Scuttle Hole Road in Southampton on Wednesday, November 20.
The accident occurred at about 3:30 p.m.
Southampton Town Police said the school bus was heading east on Scuttle Hole Road while the BMW SUV was heading west, when the SUV crossed the double yellow lines, striking the school bus head-on.
According to Lieutenant Susan Ralph, both drivers were injured, as well as a bus monitor and the single student who was on the bus at the time of the accident.
Police said a medevac helicopter was called to the scene and the bus driver was airlifted to the hospital. Police did not say which hospital he was taken to.
The bus monitor was transported to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital via ambulance.
Sag Harbor Superintendent of Schools Katy Graves released a statement Wednesday evening through Syntax, the firm that handles public relations for the school district.
The statement read:
“Unfortunately, this afternoon, a Sag Harbor school bus was involved in an accident on Scuttlehole Road. At the time, one elementary student, a bus matron and the bus driver were the only occupants of the bus. The Southampton Police Department responded to the scene, and all three were taken to the hospital for observation and treatment of any injuries. The student has already been released from the hospital.
As always, the safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. The police are conducting their investigation and the district will fully cooperate. We will also continue to stay in contact with those involved in the accident.”