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Elementary school students reportedly OK after bus accident

by | Mar 26, 2024 | Education, Featured: Education

Elementary school students returning home from school on the afternoon of March 20 reportedly were not injured after being involved in a school bus accident, according to the police report and confirmation from the school superintendent received Tuesday.

The Hopkinton Police Department received several calls that day regarding the two-vehicle crash at about 4 p.m. that afternoon. The bus and car subsequently were towed.

“The accident occurred on Wood Street,” stated Superintendent Carol Cavanaugh in an email to the Independent on Tuesday. “All of the students on the bus were checked by the HPD and the HFD and reported to be fine.”

She added that Marathon School Principal Lauren Dubeau and Hopkins School Principal Matthew Cotter went to the scene of the accident to check on the students.

“The students were transferred to another school bus, and Mrs. Dubeau rode the rest of the bus route with the students, as did their regular driver,” Cavanaugh shared. “It was lovely to see that level of care from the driver.”

Cavanaugh noted that she and the school district wanted to thank the Hopkinton Police Department and the Hopkinton Fire Department. She also expressed gratitude toward “the school administrators, the Michael J. Connolly bus dispatcher and bus drivers, and the schools’ transportation coordinator for their collective, collaborative and excellent work in ensuring that students felt safe and cared for during the incident and got home safely.”

The status of the driver of the car involved in the accident is unclear. The police report indicated that the driver possibly sustained a leg injury.

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