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Boston bus crash: Dozens injured after visit to Harvard


A discount bus waits for passengers for a trip to Philadelphia from Manhattan on March 30, 2011 in New York City. After a series of recent accidents, one of which killed 15 and injured more than a dozen others on March 12 on the Westchester County-Bronx border, discount bus services have come under intense scrutiny.


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A bus crash in Boston has left 34 Pennsylvania high school students and their chaperones injured after a visit to Harvard University. 

The crash occurred as the students were their way back home. The driver attempted to go under an overpass and hit the Western Avenue Bridge near the Harvard campus around 7:30 p.m. Saturday night, the Boston Globe reported.

One of the victims has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries; three more are seriously injured, according to Reuters

Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said that the impact of the overpass "pushed in the whole front of the roof" and that several of the injured were evacuated through the roof, according to the Globe. 

The students were part of a group based in Pennsylvania called "Destined for a Dream," which works with youth to empower them, according to FOX News Philly

Massachusetts State Police are looking into possible charges against the driver, who did not see a sign which prohibited buses for traveling on that route, according to the Associated Press.