PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Twenty-one people were injured after an HRT bus and a minivan crashed in Portsmouth on Monday.
Police dispatch said the crash took place at the intersection of Bart and Court Streets around 4 p.m.
First responders worked to triage and treat multiple patients on the scene. Sixteen patients were treated and transported to regional hospitals with the assistance of Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire and EMS personnel.
Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services said no immediate life-threatening injuries were reported.
Officials said 5 people refused to be taken to a hospital by an ambulance.
Portsmouth emergency services have multiple crews on the scene, and they requested help from Navy regional, Suffolk, Chesapeake, and Norfolk.
A spokesperson with HRT said a car and bus crashed, which caused the bus to hit a pole.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
No further information has been released at this time.