A school bus transferring students from Ephraim Curtis Middle School was traveling south on Interstate 95 near Route 20 when the injury accident occurred. Officials say the school bus was hit by a pickup truck at around 1:00 p.m. local time.
Following the collision, the school bus crashed through a guardrail and ended up on its side. The Boston Globe reports that all 22 children on the bus were taken to local hospitals – 10 students were treated for minor injuries and 12 students were taken as precautionary measures.
The bus driver and pickup truck driver were not injured in the crash. The driver of the pickup remained at the scene of the accident and was cooperating with police, reports the Boston Globe.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), between 2004 and 2013, there were 340,039 fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes. Of those, 1,214 (0.4%) were classified as school-transportation-related crashes. Here are more facts about these types of crashes: