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Boston bus crash: Dozens injured after Harvard visit

Sunday, February 03, 2013
A charter bus smashed into an underpass in Boston on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, injuring dozens on board.

A charter bus smashed into an underpass in Boston on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, injuring dozens on board. (KABC Photo)

A group of high school students and adult chaperones were injured when their charter bus hit a bridge in Boston after police say the driver failed to heed low-clearance warning signs.

Emergency personnel say one person was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries and three with serious injuries. Thirty-four people were injured in all.

None of those injured was identified, and state police said they did not know how many of the injured were adults and how many were juveniles.

The bus, which was carrying 42 people, was heading back to Philadelphia after a visit to Harvard University. It struck an overpass on Soldier's Field Road in Boston, a major crosstown road, at around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. Some passengers were trapped for more than an hour as rescue crews worked to free them.

Over-sized vehicles are prohibited from using that route, where a 10-foot height limit is in place.

State police are investigating whether charges should be filed against the driver.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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