• Police: Woman who crashed into school bus was distracted

    By: Mike Saccone

    Updated:

    WALPOLE, Mass. - The driver who crashed into a school bus in Walpole on Tuesday morning was distracted, Deputy Police Chief Chris Mackenzie told Boston 25 News. 

    Mackenzie said the unnamed driver of the car was distracted by looking at her child when she smashed into the back of the stopped bus on Old Post Road. 

    28 students from Bird Middle School were on board the bus, but they were not hurt. Mackenzie said a child in the car was taken to the hospital as a precaution for soreness. 

    The car’s driver has not yet been cited as the crash is still being investigated. 

    Mackenzie noted how the crash is similar to one Boston 25 News exclusively reported on in March. 

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    The fifth-grader suffered a concussion, sprained ankle, road rash and many bumps and bruises. 

    Police said the women behind the wheel of the car took her eyes of the road to care for a child in the back seat. 

    The driver was charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

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