April 8, 2019 – Richfield, WI – There were 44 children from Amy Belle Elementary School on a bus Monday morning that was part of a three-vehicle accident.
A press release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office is posted below.
On April 8, 2019 at 8:34 a.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a multi-vehicle crash, involving a school bus, on Hillside Road at Elmwood Road in the Village of Richfield.
Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies and rescue personnel from the Richfield Fire Department were subsequently dispatched to the scene.
The Richfield Fire Department requested additional ambulances from the Germantown, Hartford, Jackson, and Lisbon Fire Departments, and Lifestar Ambulance Service.
An on-scene investigation revealed the following: A passenger car driven by a 23-year-old Fond du Lac woman was southbound on Hillside Road, when it failed to stop for a stop sign at Elmwood Road and struck an eastbound SUV driven by a 50-year-old Richfield man.
The impact forced the SUV into the path of a northbound school bus that was on Hillside Road approaching the 4-way controlled intersection. The school bus, owned by Riteway Bus Service Inc., was operated by a 56-year-old town of Farmington woman. The bus sustained only minor front end damage.
The school bus contained 44 children who were enroute to Amy Belle Elementary School in Colgate. All of the children were evaluated by EMS personnel at the scene, and four were transported via ambulance to Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, for minor non-life threatening injuries. Germantown School District administrative staff also responded to the scene and assisted with parental notification.
At this time the crash remains under investigation, but neither drugs nor alcohol appear to be contributing factors