DUXBURY (CBS) – Two charter buses were involved in a crash Wednesday afternoon in Duxbury, leaving multiple people injured. Seven kids and one adult were taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital with minor injuries.
It happened around 3:30 p.m. near Exit 11 on Route 3 South. A GMC Terrain was also involved in the crash.READ MORE: CDC Says 'Pivotal Discovery' In Provincetown COVID Cluster Led To Mask Guidance Change For Fully Vaccinated People
Fifth graders from the Eddy Elementary School in Brewster were on the buses returning home from a field trip to the Museum of Science.
“From what I understand one vehicle stopped short and then the bus stopped short and the next bus crashed into it. Like I said there were 95 people on it. They were on a school field trip a lot of minors on the bus,” said Duxbury Fire Cpt. Rob Reardon.READ MORE: Massachusetts Recommending Some Fully Vaccinated People Wear Face Masks Indoors
The right and breakdown lanes were closed after the crash but have since reopened.
Principal Joanna Hughes released a statement that said, in part: “As of this evening, I have spoken to the majority of the parents who met their child at the hospital. I received word that the injuries were deemed to be “minor” in reporting terms, however no injury to a child ever feels “minor” to a parent. It is my understanding that all students have been released. State Police have been in touch with me, and they are investigating the accident.”MORE NEWS: DESE 'Strongly Recommends' Masks For K-6 Students, Not Required For Vaccinated
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