3 girls hurt in bus-plow crash in Portsmouth

A school bus and a snow plow collided at Middle Road and Union Street in Portsmouth, Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

Portsmouth police said three girls were taken to a hospital for minor injuries after an accident involving a school plus and a snow plow.

Police said the driver of a plow owned by Mello's Construction in Middletown failed to stop at the end of Middle Road and struck a school bus at the intersection of Union Street at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday.

Police said a 10-year-old girl, a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl were taken to Newport Hospital for complaints of pain.

Police said the driver, Brian Wheeler, 41, of Little Compton, was cited.

There were as many as 55 students on the bus. The uninjured students were put on another bus and continued to school.