Littleton school bus involved in ‘minor’ crash Monday morning, officials say


LITTLETON — No one was seriously injured Monday morning when a Littleton public school bus carrying middle and high school students was involved in a minor accident.

Police Chief Matthew Pinard, Fire Chief Scott Wodzinski and Superintendent Kelly Clenchy said in a press release that the crash happened at about 7 a.m. near the intersection of Great Road and Harvest Lane.

A preliminary investigation suggests that the passenger side of the bus was clipped by a pickup truck pulling out of a driveway, according to the release.

The driver of the pickup truck, who was not named in the press release, was not injured and remained on scene.

According to the press release, the bus driver was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with minor injuries.

A student who complained of shoulder pain was picked up and taken home by a parent, according to the press release.

The remaining students were uninjured and continued on to school after a second bus arrived to continue along the route.

“I’m grateful for the quick response of our police, firefighters and (Russell Street School Principal Principal Cheryl Temple), who ensured that our students and staff were kept safe during this incident,” Clenchy said.

The crash remains under investigation by the Littleton Police Department.

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