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Canton Woman Dies After Vehicle, Bus Accident

February 23, 2017 Police No Comments

A 79-year-old Canton woman passed away from her injuries after an accident between her vehicle and a Connecticut Transit bus, police said.

It was at approximately 12:24 p.m. on Feb. 22 when police responded to a 9-1-1 call about a bus vs. car accident on Dowd Avenue, near Dunham, police said.

Arriving emergency personnel found a vehicle driven by Helen Ricard, 79, of Canton, off the roadway, police said. She was the lone occupant of the vehicle and had to be extricated from the vehicle by town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department, according to a police department press release.

She was transported from the scene to an area hospital for treatment and police were later notified that she had passed away.  Eugene Rivers, 42, of Enfield, the driver and lone occupant of the bus, also found off the roadway, sustained minor injuries.

The incident remains under investigation and any witnesses are asked to contact the Canton Police Department at (860)693-0221.

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