34 Hurt as Bus Rams Boston Bridge

Driver apparently missed clearance signs, could face charges

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 3, 2013 10:05 AM CST

(Newser) – Thirty-four of 42 passengers were injured when their charter bus rammed into an overpass last night, reports the Boston Globe, after the driver apparently didn't heed clearance signs. The bus was carrying Pennsylvania high school kids, members of the Destined for a Dream Foundation, who had just visited Harvard University. “They were doing a school tour,” says a Boston Fire Department spokesman. “They were heading back to Pennsylvania.” The impact, he said, “pushed in the whole front of the roof.” Four passengers were injured seriously in the crash. The driver was uninjured but could face charges.

Firemen work to remove injured passengers from a bus that hit a bridge along Soldiers Field Road in Boston, Saturday night, Feb. 2, 2013.
Firemen work to remove injured passengers from a bus that hit a bridge along Soldiers Field Road in Boston, Saturday night, Feb. 2, 2013.   (AP Photo/Boston Fire Department)
Firemen work to remove injured passengers from a bus that hit a bridge along Soldiers Field Road in Boston, Saturday night, Feb. 2, 2013.
Firemen work to remove injured passengers from a bus that hit a bridge along Soldiers Field Road in Boston, Saturday night, Feb. 2, 2013.   (AP Photo/Boston Fire Department)
Firemen work to remove injured passengers from a bus that hit a bridge along Soldiers Field Road in Boston, Saturday night, Feb. 2, 2013.
Firemen work to remove injured passengers from a bus that hit a bridge along Soldiers Field Road in Boston, Saturday night, Feb. 2, 2013.   (AP Photo/Boston Fire Department)
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