Quincy school bus crash under investigation

QUINCY, MA (WHDH) - Several people, including children, were injured Tuesday after a crash in Quincy that ended with a school bus crashing into a house.

A witness said the bus, driven by a man named Mark Woods, struck a telephone pole, another car and a stone wall before it crashed into a house on Quarry Road. That street is now closed from Garfield to Smith streets as wires are down in the area.

Officials said the 32 children on the bus made it off safely. The children on the bus were students at the Bernazzani School and were in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Those students were transported to Sons of Italy social center to be reunited with their parents.

Five children, the bus driver and the driver of the car that struck the bus were taken to South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. All the injuries were described as minor.

“I fell out of my seat, it knocked me right out of my seat,” said 8-year-old Owen McKim, who said he is feeling better after he hurt his back a little in the crash.

The house that the bus crashed into on Quarry Street was damaged but determined as structurally sound by the Quincy building inspector.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. The school’s principal and vice principal will ride the bus with children Wednesday to make them feel safer.

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