Crash slows traffic near high school

Traffic was slowed in front of the high school Wednesday afternoon after police and fire personnel were called to an accident involving a pickup truck and a Bruno’s rollof truck hauling a shipping container.

Updated @ 4:30 pm

A two-car crash in front of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Wednesday tied up traffic for about a half hour and sent both operators to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, with one complaining of neck and shoulder pain.

According to Oak Bluffs Police Lt. Timothy Williamson, Oak Bluffs police officers, first responders, and fire personnel responded to a standard two-car crash at about 1:40 pm. The two vehicles, a pickup truck and a Bruno’s rolloff truck hauling a trash container, were both disabled at the side of the roadway, and police guided traffic in both directions as debris was cleared and the vehicles were towed away.

Williamson said both vehicles were travelling westbound toward Vineyard Haven, and as the pickup truck was attempting to turn onto Sanderson Road adjacent to the high school, the Bruno’s truck made impact with the pickup’s rear bumper.

Additionally, Williamson said the operator of the Bruno’s truck admitted he was momentarily distracted, and not paying attention to the vehicle in traffic waiting to take the turn into the high school in front of him.

Both operators were immediately taken to the hospital with unknown injuries, although Williamson said the driver of the pickup truck complained of neck and shoulder pain.

Updated with more details from police.