Just after 3pm on Monday a car struck a city bus that was stopped on Route 1 in North Attleboro. The driver of the car was later identified as Former Attleboro Mayor Judith Robbins.

According to abc6, there is no evidence that Robbins ever hit the breaks, so it is believed that she may have suffered cardiac arrest prior to the accident.

Witnesses said CPR was performed on Robbins when she was taken out of her Mercedes Benz near the Pineapple Inn motel, but unfortunately there was nothing that the paramedics could do.

Four passengers on the bus were taken by ambulance to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, said The Sun Chronicle. 

Robbins, 78, served as the Mayor of Attleboro for 12 years and was on the city council for 16 years. She leaves behind a legacy as an activist and a woman who dedicated her life to the community even after personal hardships.

Contributor: Mariah Terry