On Tuesday afternoon, a dump truck hit a school bus head on. The truck driver reportedly told police his brakes had given out, so he attempted to swerve around a line of stooped cars and slammed into the bus, which was stopped to let students unload. Several students cut their lips or suffered bumps and bruises in the bus accident. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries.
Asphalt in the truck bed went flying onto the bus and onto the road. The owner of a nearby auto repair shop pried open the driver’s door for fear that the truck would catch fire. He said the driver was semi-conscious and the brakes were to the floor. The truck driver was transported to Caritas Norwood Hospital with cuts on his face.
Wrentham police are still investigating the head-on collision and will determine whether to issue a ticket to the truck driver.
Dump truck slams into school bus; several hurt, NECN.com. September 15, 2009
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