LOWELL, MASS. (WHDH) - An investigation is underway after a person on a scooter crashed into a school bus in Lowell on Monday morning, officials said.

Emergency crews responding to a report of a crash on Appleton and South streets around 9:30 a.m. found the scooter driver stuck under the back of an occupied bus that was heading to the Cardinal O’Connell School, according to a spokesperson for Lowell Public Schools.

The scooter driver suffered “significant” injuries and was flown to a Boston hospital, the spokesperson said. According to police, he ended up losing one of his legs and a good Samaritan is being credited with stopping the bleeding with a makeshift tourniquet.

There were no other injuries reported.

About 10 students on the bus were transferred to a different bus and were brought to school with a police escort.

“We do not believe any students witnessed the crash,” the spokesperson noted. “An extra social worker will be available for children in need.”

Police say the man on a scooter was weaving in and out of traffic when he clipped the back of the school bus and slid underneath.

State police are assisting Lowell police with the investigation.

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