School bus carrying 25 people crashes off Route 24 in Berkley

 bostonglobe.com  12/02/2018 03:58:13 

By Adam Sennott Globe Correspondent 

Two adults were seriously injured when a school bus carrying 25 people, including several young children, crashed into woods off Route 24 in Berkley Saturday night, according to the Massachusetts State Police.

The adults were taken to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. Their condition was not known late Saturday.

All others on board are believed to have suffered minor injuries and were transported to Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River and Morton Hospital in Taunton, authorities said.

The bus was returning to Tiverton, R.I. from LaSalette Shrine in North Attleboro when it went off the highway south of exit 11 at 9:50 p.m., according to David Procopio, a State Police spokesman.

Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

The school bus went off the right side of the highway and into woods near Exit 11

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“The bus went off the right side of the road and into woods,” State Police said in a statement.

A car driven by a woman also went off the road, the statement said.

She was not injured but “the role of (the) female operator of that car in the crash (is) under investigation,” State Police said.

Lenny Rowe/for the Boston Globe

State Police are looking into the role the driver of this car may have played in the crash.

The crash shut down the highway south of exit 11. Details are expected to be in place for several hours, according to State Police.

This breaking news story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Adam Sennott can be reached at adam.sennott@globe.com
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