Three-Car Accident in Wainscott Causes Backup

A utility truck rear-ended a Subaru Forester, which then hit the back of a school bus. No children were on board the bus. Jackie Pape photos

A three-vehicle pileup on Montauk Highway in Wainscott Tuesday afternoon that involved a school bus sent two people to the hospital. The bus had no children in it at the time. 

The accident occurred in the westbound lane at around 12:30 p.m. in front of the Wainscott Village Shopping Center, causing a traffic logjam in the area.

Police said a utility truck hit the back of a Subaru Forester, causing the Subaru to hit the school bus in front of it. The entire back window of the Subaru was shattered, and both the driver and her passenger were taken to Southampton Hospital by a Bridgehampton Fire Department ambulance.

The drivers of the utility truck and the school bus were not injured.

The utility truck's fender was damaged.