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Bus Strikes Overpass Leaving Dozens Injured

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BOSTON (CBS) – A bus starting a trip from Harvard to Pennsylvania struck an overpass on Soldiers Field Rd., leaving over 30 people injured.

A private Calvary Coach bus carrying students and chaperones on a college tour was driving East when it struck the Western Ave. Bridge at 7:34 p.m. Police say the bus was overheight.

In Photos: Bus Crash Leaves 30 Injured

Tech rescue teams, the Boston Fire Department, and Boston EMS all responded to the scene.

The 42 passengers on board, ranging in age from teenagers to adults, were from a Bristol, PA youth program called Destined for a Dream.

Sunday morning, Beth Israel Hospital was taking care of 21 patients, one in critical condition. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, four patients were being treated, one was in serious condition and three were considered “stable.”

Calvary Coach has a satisfactory record with the Department of Transportation, and has no accidents reported in the last two years. The National Transportation Safety Board may get involved if an investigation would help prevent similar accidents in the future.

Soldiers Field Rd. and Western Ave. were reopened Sunday morning around 7:30 a.m.

The accident is still under investigation, though an initial investigation revealed the driver did not see the sign indicating a height limit.

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