SCHOOL BUS ACCIDENT IN HYDE PARK SENDS TWO TO THE HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIESAt about 8:00am, on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, officers from Area E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a radio call for a motor vehicle accident in the area of Reservation Road and Smithfield Road in Hyde Park. On arrival, officers observed a City of Boston School Bus and a Ford van that appeared to have been involved in a motor vehicle accident. Officers observed front end damage to both the school bus and the van.
Seeing that there were children on the school bus, officers quickly moved to see if anybody on the bus was in need of medical attention. Of the children on the bus, two of the passengers (a 9 year-old boy and a 9 year-old girl) were transported to Children’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Specifically, both children were transported for evaluation purposes after complaining of head pain. The operator of the van refused medical attention.
According to witnesses, the operator of the van was travelling at a high rate of speed and slid into the school bus after applying his brakes. Officers issued two citations to the operator of the van: one for Speeding; the other for Failure to Yield to Oncoming Traffic.