Several Watertown Students Injured in School Bus Accident

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A school bus carrying Watertown Public School students collided with a vehicle on Belmont Street on Oct. 19, 2022. Several students suffered minor injuries.

Multiple students went to hospital after suffering injuries when a school bus carrying Watertown elementary school student got into an accident on Belmont Street on Wednesday morning.

The bus had been carrying 44 students to the Lowell West campus at the former St. Jude’s School in Waltham when the accident occurred on Belmont Street at about 8:05 a.m., according to Superintendent Dede Galdston.

“There were six students with minor injuries reported who were transported to the hospital to be evaluated among the 44 passengers. Everyone is safe and being attended to, and in following our safety protocols all parents of the students have been notified of the accident,” Galdston said in an announcement.

The driver also suffered “non-life threatening injuries” and was taken to a local hospital, according to the announcement on the WPD’s Facebook page.

Galdston added: “All students impacted were well cared for, and for that we are grateful. As you can imagine, this was a frightening experience for our students on the bus, and we will be continually checking in with them over the coming days to offer whatever support is needed.”

Solar glare was a factor in this collision, according to the Watertown Police, who asked drives to be aware of bright sun that occurs during the morning commute at this time of year.

Belmont Street was closed for a time during the accident investigation.

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