Submitted by John Guilfoil, for the Bedford Police and Fire Departments
Bedford Police Chief Robert Bongiorno and Fire Chief David Grunes reported today that at approximately 1:15 p.m., units responded to the area of Burlington Road, and Hume Road for a motor vehicle accident involving a school bus and a single passenger car.
The Bedford Charter Service school bus was transporting children home when the accident took place. A preliminary investigation indicates that the driver of the car was stopped at the intersection to make a left turn, when the bus struck her vehicle from behind.
Approximately 18 students were on the bus at the time. No one aboard the school bus was injured. Another school bus was used to bring the children home.
The woman driving the motor vehicle that was struck suffered minor injuries and a cut. She was transported to Lowell General Hospital by Armstrong Ambulance.
The driver of the school bus was cited for failure to use care when stopping.