SUTTON, Mass. — A school bus full of children on the way to school slid off and down a road in Sutton Tuesday morning, the school superintendent confirmed.
A video posted to Facebook showed the bus sliding down Peach Tree Road, which has a slight hill. It took out a mailbox and finally came to a stop after hitting a small sedan parked on the side of the road.
Cheryl Katz started recording after she heard yelling outside.
"The guy that got hit. I heard him yelling get out of your car, get out of your car," said Katz.
Bus slides down road in Sutton
This bus full of students stood no chance on the icy roads this morning in Sutton. https://boston25.com/2n47DI1Posted by Boston 25 News on Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Seconds later, the bus came sliding down the street, taking out her mailbox.
"Nothing was stopping it," said Katz. "You never want someone's car getting hit, but at the same time, I think that car was a blessing in disguise because that's the only thing that stopped the bus."
School superintendent Theodore Friend said that no one was hurt during the crash. He had been communicating with the highway department about the salting schedule and they thought they could get to all the roads before the buses went out for the day. Friend said they hadn't made it to Peach Tree Road yet when the crash happened.
No one hurt, town administrator tells me highway dept followed protocol & Sutton's roads were treated last night, but crews didn't get to Peach Tree Drive before school. Had expected temperatures to rise, they didn't, road was icy leading to bus crash. @boston25 https://t.co/4NCQ8byl81— Evan White (@EvanWhiteIII) January 23, 2018
Friend said the bus had middle and high school students on board. Some went to school after, others went home for the day.
Parents said that around 7:35 a.m. they received a text message saying all the school buses have been taken off the roads until it is less icy, per an instruction by the Sutton Police Department. The buses would wait on the side of the road in the meantime.
Damage left from bus accident & current road surface #Sutton Peach Tree Drive @boston25 pic.twitter.com/rLxMnLAdZ7— Evan White (@EvanWhiteIII) January 23, 2018
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