When a school bus carrying Students from a Watertown elementary school was involved in a collision on Belmont Street on Wednesday morning, several students were injured and were taken to the hospital.
At the time of the collision on Belmont Street at around 8:05 a.m., the bus was transporting 44 students to the Lowell West campus at the formerly St. Jude’s School in Waltham, according to Superintendent Dede Galdston.
“Of the 44 passengers, six pupils were reported to have minor injuries and were sent to the hospital to be assessed. According to our safety procedures, all parents of the pupils have been informed of the accident, and everyone is safe and receiving care, Galdston said in a statement.
According to the WPD’s Facebook post, the driver also sustained “non-life threatening injuries” and was brought to a nearby hospital.
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“All pupils affected were carefully cared for, and for that we are glad,” Galdston continued. As you may imagine, this was a terrifying experience for our kids on the bus, and we’ll be checking in with them frequently over the next few days to provide whatever help they need.
According to the Watertown Police, solar glare played a role in this mishap. They advised drivers to be mindful of the bright sun at this time of year’s morning commute.
For a while, Belmont Street was blocked up while the accident was being investigated.
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