An accident on Route 90 in Rockport the morning of March 1 resulted in a minor collision between two vehicles, although the elements were in place for a major crash.

“It was a lucky miss,” said Rockport Police Chief Mark Kelley. “It could have been a head-on crash.”

The chain of events leading to the collision began as a westbound school bus slowed on Route 90 and signaled a left turn onto Mill Street. An oncoming vehicle heading east in the right lane slowed down and signaled to the school bus to complete its turn. Meanwhile, behind that vehicle, another eastbound vehicle attempted to slow down and changed its path when the driver saw the situation.

The driver of that second eastbound vehicle, Glen Daiute, 51, of Jefferson, slowed his 2001 Jeep in order not to hit the rear end of the first vehicle. According to Kelley, Daiute elected not to steer to the right of the first car so as to avoid colliding with the school bus, which was already in the process of making its left turn onto Mill Street.

Instead, Daiute opted to go left into the westbound lane. But as the bus cleared the Route 90 lane onto Mill Street, the westbound vehicle immediately behind it, a 2001 Dodge pickup operated by Sharon Robak, 40, of Camden, began to proceed.

The Jeep and the pickup collided, resulting in damage to their respective left front corners.

Kelley said all involved were wearing seat belts and none required emergency transport to the hospital.

The accident remains under investigation, he said.