A bus hits an overpass in Boston seriously injuring 4 people and causing major traffic problems. Last night, a "tour" bus went under a 10-foot bridge, scraping the top of the bus the whole way but making it out the other side. On Feb. 3, Boston.com reported that the bus driver failed to yield at the sign that warned of the low overpass ahead. He claims he quickly checked his GPS and missed the signs.
"The crash occurred after the bus hit the Western Avenue Bridge while traveling east on Soldiers Field Road around 7:34 p.m., authorities said. Firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, and State Police flocked to the scene to free passengers through the roof of the crumpled bus," Boston.com reported.
The bus hit the overpass following a tour. The bus was carrying Pennsylvania high school students who had been touring Harvard University. The 42 people on the bus had spent the day out and about in the area and were headed out of the Harvard area when they crashed.
Upon hitting the overpass, the top of the bus collapsed, crunching the roof down, allowing it to make it through to the other side of the overpass. It had to be lifted by two tow trucks (rotators) because it was between two overpasses. While over a dozen people were injured, there are three or four people (some reports say 3, others say 4) who are in serious condition today.
The bus that hit the overpass remained on the street until late Saturday night. Investigators were on the scene to piece together exactly what happened. Traffic is back to normal and the accident has been cleared as of this morning
© Effie Orfanides 2013