Bus Accident: None Hurt
West Tisbury police Tuesday responded to an accident involving a Vineyard Transit Authority bus and a motor vehicle at the intersection of State and West Tisbury-Edgartown Roads.
The VTA bus, operated by Jerome Rogers of Oak Bluffs, was heading down the hill north of Alley’s General Store on State Road with five passengers aboard. Kaitlin Taub, of Delmar, N.Y., was turning left at the intersection of Edgartown and State Roads at Brandy Brow, with one passenger in her 2000 Honda Accord.
Ms. Taub reportedly ran the stop sign at the intersection and ran into the bus head-on. Neither Mr. Rogers or any of his passengers on the bus were injured; Ms. Taub and her passenger were transported to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries and later released.
A portion of State Road was closed for approximately 40 minutes while emergency responders cleared the scene. Passengers on the bus were transferred to another bus and delivered to their destination.
Ms. Taub was issued a citation for failure to stop at a stop sign.