At approximately 11:12 AM the Granby Police Department received several e911 calls reporting that a bus collided with a house on Amherst Street (Route 116). The department also received calls about a home heating oil delivery vehicle that was involved in an accident as well. Granby Police, Fire and Ambulance services were dispatched to the scene. Responders quickly realized that both incidents were related to the same accident.
Personnel from the South Hadley Police Department, South Hadley Fire Department District 1 and District Two and Massachusetts State Police from the Belchertown Barracks responded to assist. Troopers from the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section were called to assist with the investigation. The Department of Environmental Protection responded to the scene to evaluate the environmental impact and direct the clean up.
The initial investigation of the accident revealed a Peter Pan Bus carrying five passengers and the driver was headed northbound on Amherst Road when it collided with a Fuel Services home heating oil delivery vehicle that was parked at the side of the road making a delivery. The driver of the fuel delivery truck was not in the vehicle at the time of the crash. The bus crossed over both lanes of traffic and ran off the road on the southbound side of the highway. The bus continued onto the property at 664 Amherst Road and collided with the residence causing significant damage to both the house and the bus. The house was not occupied at the time of the crash.
The driver of the bus and one of the passengers was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Amherst Road was closed to through traffic till approximately 2:45 PM while crews investigated the crash and dealt with the bus and the fuel delivery truck. Currently one lane of travel is open as crews are still cleaning up the oil that was spilled from the fuel truck.
The incident is still under investigation.