On Monday at approximately 4:15pm Southampton Town Police responded to 261 State Road 24 in Riverside for a motor vehicle crash involving a box truck and a Riverhead Central School District bus.
The driver of the box truck, Juan I. Gillen Jimenez, 42 years old, was transported by SCPD Aviation to Stony Brook Hospital for serious injuries where he is in stable condition. The school bus driver and 6 children were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment of minor injuries. The box truck was impounded to Southampton Town Police Department Headquarters for a safety check. Southampton Town Police Patrol and Detectives responded and were assisted by NYSP Motor Carrier Safety Unit.
Westhampton Beach Ambulance, Flanders Northampton Ambulance, Southampton Ambulance, Mattituck Ambulance , Flanders Fire Department and Riverhead Fire Department responded and assisted at the scene.