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4 Hurt, Including Student, as Police Cruiser, School Bus Collide in South Boston

Footage from the scene shows a police cruiser and a school bus at a taped-off intersection

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A Boston police cruiser and a school bus collided Friday in South Boston, sending four people to the hospital.

A student and driver were on the bus, and both were taken to the hospital, as were two officers in the cruiser.

The incident took place about 1 p.m. near the intersection of Dorchester Street and Old Colony Avenue.

Boston police initially reported the incident as a rollover crash.

Boston police said the officers will be okay, but there was no immediate word on the condition of the two people hospitalized from the bus. However, the student was seen walking to an ambulance.

A damaged school bus and Boston police cruiser at the scene of a crash in Dorchester on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.
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A damaged school bus and Boston police cruiser at the scene of a crash in South Boston on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.

It wasn't immediately clear how the crash happened.

Among the people who helped right the cruiser were workers from a National Grid crew at a nearby intersection.

Footage from the scene shows a police cruiser and a small school bus at a taped-off intersection. The bus has damage to its hood and the cruiser to its side.

The intersection was closed for several hours.

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