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Ten Students Hospitalized After School Bus Accident

Jonathan Hernandez10 months ago

At least ten students were taken to the hospital in Framingham after a bus crash on Thursday afternoon.

Details about the School Bus Accident in Framingham

Ten students in Framingham were taken to the hospital after the school bus they were riding in was hit by another vehicle.

CBS Local in Boston reported that a white sedan pulled out of Lyman Road and hit the bus that was full of children and traveling down Edgell Road. Several of the students in the bus suffered minor injuries and ten of them were transported to the hospital as a precaution.

At the time of the accident, there were approximately 30 children on the bus.

One of the students on the bus said there was a loud crash when the bus was hit.

The woman driving the car that hit the bus was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries. At this point, it is unclear whether or not she will face any charges in the accident.

School Bus Accidents in the United States

According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) in data that covers the years from 2003-2012:

  • Since 2003, there have been 348,253 fatal car accidents in the United States – of those accidents, 1,222 of those were classified as involving school transportation vehicles.
  • Since 2003, 99 school-age pedestrians were killed in school transportation-related accidents.
  • Impacts to the front end of school buses (like the accident that happened in Framingham) occurred in 49 percent of fatal school transportation-related accidents. 

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