9 Injured in Quincy, Mass. School Bus Crash

7 children and two adults were taken to the hospital after the crash

Seven children and two adults were taken to the hospital after a school bus crash in Quincy, Massachusetts, Tuesday afternoon.

Fire officials said a bus from the Bernazzani School struck a home near Quarry and Kidder streets. The bus included kindergarten through fifth grade students who were on their home from Furnace Brook Parkway.

The injured students and both bus drivers were taken to South Shore Hospital for treatment; all have since been released.

Third-grader Owen McKim was one of the 7 students treated in the emergency room.

“It was really loud noises, and then I fell out of my seat and got up and I saw the bus crash into a house,” McKim said. “I just flew out of my seat and I got back up, no more bouncing after.”

The other students were sent to Sons of Italy to be reunited with their parents.

Aerial footage indicated that another vehicle was involved in the crash. Police said it appeared that an SUV pulled in front of the bus. After hitting the SUV, the bus knocked over a fire hydrants and utility pole before striking a wall and crashing into the house owned by Martine Assaf.

“Well the house looks like an earthquake,” Assaf said. “I didn’t know what to expect. I think the foundation might be a little damaged.”

Quarry Street was temporarily closed from Garfield to Smith streets due to downed wires.

The exact cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Bus Crashes in Quincy, Mass.

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