QUINCY (CBS) — The driver of a school bus that smashed into a home in Quincy in October will be charged in the crash, Quincy Police said Thursday.

That crash on October 25 left bus driver Mark Woods with non-life-threatening injuries, and five of the children who were passengers on the bus were hospitalized with minor injuries. Those children have since recovered.

The bus Woods was driving first hit a fire hydrant, snapped a telephone poll, ran over a mail box, clipped an SUV, and then hit a Quarry Street home.

A woman who was driving an SUV also suffered minor injuries when she crashed after the bus clipped her.

A bus careened into a Quincy home. (Paul Burton/WBZ)

A bus careened into a Quincy home. (Paul Burton/WBZ)

At a hearing on Thursday, a clerk magistrate found there was probable cause to charge Woods with negligence in the crash.

Quincy Police Chief Paul Keenan said all 34 children, who were on their way home from Charles A. Bernazzani Elementary School, were able to safely get off the bus.

Woods has already been cited with marked lane violations and operating to endanger, and is due to be arraigned in Quincy District Court on January 12.


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