School bus involved in 3-car accident on Rt. 9 West
NEWTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- Several students were rushed to the hospital after their school bus crashed Tuesday morning.
State police say 34 middle school students as well as the driver were taken to the hospital as a precaution after their school bus was involved in a three-vehicle crash on Route 9 in Newton, and 11 were treated for minor injuries.
“I just heard this big screech and smash in the front of the bus,” said Josiah White, a student.
“Lots of kids were calling their parents and crying and yelling,” said Jaelyn Gillum, who was riding on the bus.
The bus was carrying 34 Metco students from Boston to Lexington. It crashed around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Four students complained of neck or back pain, while the rest were treated for bumps, bruises and abrasions, authorities said.
“I hit my head on the window,” said Anthony White, who had minor injuries from the crash.
Students were met at the hospital by their parents.
“I got here. I don’t know how. I just flew and I’m so blessed that she’s okay,” said Natasha Alexander, said Natasha Alexander, a parent.
“She said she hit her head, so I’m just going to keep an eye on her just to see if anything develops,” said Karen Darden, a parent.
Police say the preliminary investigation indicates that the bus rear ended a vehicle stopped at a traffic light, pushing that vehicle into a third stopped vehicle.
The driver works for AA Transportation. The same driver and bus were in an accident earlier this year, but the driver was not at fault.
The company’s owner said this accident remains under investigation. The owner said the company will decide if the driver will face any disciplinary action.