WALTHAM, Mass. - A school bus rolled over on Route 128 southbound Wednesday shortly before 1 p.m. injuring 10 students.
Confirmed that all occupants got off bus. Investigation into cause crash underway. Also was a pickup truck involved in crash.— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) January 11, 2017
Emergency crews arrived and made sure to evacuate all of the occupants from the bus. The crash happened south of Route 20.
State Police said the school bus was carrying 22 students from Curtis Middle School in Sudbury. Ten of those were being taken to Newton-Wellesley Hospital with minor injuries and the other 12 were taken to Boston Children's and St. Elizabeth's hospitals for evaluation.
Police said the bus driver and monitor were able to get the children off the bus before crews arrived.
“They were very lucky. As you know they were not restrained. Some flew from one side to the other one and that’s what we’re seeing mostly bruises from one side to the other,” Dr. Ilan Schwartz from Newton Wellesley Hospital said.
First Student is the bus company said the driver, a 54-year-old man from Everett, had been with them for 11 years and has no previous incidents. A 54-year-old Mattapan man was also on the bus as a monitor.
State Police said a Chevy Silverado driven by a 29-year-old Belmont man collided with the bus, cause the bus driver to veer to the right and roll onto the guardrail.
State Police sent personnel to the hospitals to communicate with students' parents and school officials. All students were released from the hospital Tuesday afternoon.
“We are actually pretty lucky with where it landed and like I said, everybody got out of the bus on their own. They were all walking wounded so it worked out pretty well,” Weston Fire Chief David Soar said.
“Schools will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow, and a replacement bus will be in service to transport all students to and from school," said Sudbury Public Schools Superintendent Anne Wilson.
No charges have been filed yet, and police are not releasing the names of either driver.
On Thursday, only four of the 22 students were on the bus to school.
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