Sudbury Superintendent Grateful Students Are Safe After I-95 Bus Roll Over

SUDBURY (CBS) — Community and school officials say they are thankful that no students were seriously hurt in a bus crash Wednesday.

A bus carrying 22 students in the METCO program at Curtis Middle School rolled over on Interstate 95 in Weston while traveling from Sudbury to Boston. All students were taken to Boston hospitals for evaluation, and some sustained minor injuries.

A school bus was involved in a rollover crash on I-95 in Weston Wednesday afternoon. (WBZ-TV)

A school bus was involved in a rollover crash on I-95 in Weston Wednesday afternoon. (WBZ-TV)

Superintendent Anne Wilson drove by the scene of the crash to see what the students went through for herself.

“Everything that goes through your mind is what could be the worst possible scenario,” she said.

Sudbury Police Chief Scott Nix said the school’s resource officer volunteered to ride the METCO bus into town Thursday morning to show students it’s still safe. Wilson said only four students rode the bus the morning after the crash.

“He had volunteered to ride on the bus this morning just as a calming effect, if you will,” Nix said. “It’s a circumstance you never want to see.”

State Police at the scene of the school bus rollover. (Mass. State Police)

State Police at the scene of the school bus rollover. (Mass. State Police)

The bus crashed after colliding with a contractor pickup truck, rolling on its side in a rocky embankment off the highway. Representatives at the Belmont-based Fresh Start Contracting, which owns the truck involved in the crash, said they had no information on the collision.

Wilson said the school district has a good relationship with the bus company involved in the crash. Parents in town say the crash raises questions about bus safety, but they’ve never had issues before.

“My daughter has taken the bus from Sudbury for three years and never had a problem,” one parent said.

“I wish they had seat belts, but other than that I think they’re (fine),” another said.

An investigation into the crash is still ongoing.

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