Bus Carrying Students Strikes Low Overpass, Injuring 35

BOSTON (February 3, 2013)--Authorities Sunday identified the driver who of a bus that struck an overpass in Boston, injuring dozens.

Samuel J. Jackson, who is 66, was driving the bus Saturday night, Massachusetts authorities said.

The bus was carrying a group of high school students and their adult chaperones home from a visit to Harvard University.

One person was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries and three with serious injuries.

Thirty-five people were injured in all.

Authorities say the bus did not belong on the road, where a 10-foot height limit is in place and over-sized vehicles are not authorized.

Ray Talmedge, owner of the Philadelphia-based Calvary Coach Bus company, told WCAU-TV that Jackson looked down at his GPS and saw the bridge too late.

Police say no charges have been filed.


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