QUINCY (CBS) – Several children were taken to an area hospital after a school bus full of students crashed into a Quincy home.
The crash was reported just before noon Tuesday on Quarry Street.
Quincy Police Chief Paul Keenan said all children, who were on their way home from Charles A. Bernazzani Elementary School, were able to safely get off the bus.
Five of the students were taken to South Shore Hospital with minor injuries. There were 34 children on the bus.
The bus driver also suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Quincy Medical Center.
A woman who was driving an SUV also suffered minor injuries when she crashed after the bus clipped her.
Students who were on the bus were taken to a nearby Sons of Italy to be picked up by their parents. They told WBZ-TV they felt the bus go out of control and heard loud noises.
“There was a lot of dust in the air and I saw some rocks flying,” student Matt Francoeur said.
“It was going really fast and bumpy then we heard something, like crack, then it started smelling like fire,” Isabell Anas said.
Police said the bus crashed into a fire hydrant, telephone poll, the SUV and a mailbox before coming to a rest against the house.
Keenan said the accident is still under investigation.
“At this point we don’t know what caused the accident, all we know is there were two vehicles involved, along with the pole and the house,” Keenan said.
Police are looking into whether the bus driver had a medical incident or whether speed was involved in the crash.