School bus involved in three-vehicle crash in Windham

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WINDHAM — A school bus was part of a three-vehicle collision Monday afternoon at the intersection of North Lowell Road and Jackman Ridge Road, officials said.

The Windham Police Department and Derry Fire Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call just after 4 p.m. reporting the incident.

Initial reports indicated that the school bus was not carrying any passengers at the time of the collision.

Windham C-1, Chief Thomas McPherson, accompanied by Asst. Chief Brady (Windham C-2), Deputy Chief Saulnier (Windham C-3), and crews from Windham Engine-2 and Windham Medic-2, promptly responded to the scene.

Upon arrival, Deputy Chief Saulnier reported three vehicles involved: an unoccupied school bus operated by First Student, a white SUV with a female driver and four small children, and a pickup truck driven by a lone male.

The bus and SUV were traveling south on North Lowell Road, while the pickup truck was traveling north.

Chief McPherson assumed command of the scene and initiated a size-up.

It was reported that all individuals involved in the crash were likely to refuse medical treatment.

Asst. Chief Brady assisted with traffic control, closing North Lowell Road at Londonderry Road and at Jackman Ridge Road to through traffic.

Engine-2 and Medic-2 were tasked with handling paperwork and ensuring any vehicular fluids were controlled.

The Windham Police Department is conducting a full investigation to determine the cause of the accident.

No further details were available at the time of the report.

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